Report: Syrian Army Continues Planting Landmines along Lebanese Border

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The Syrian army continued planting landmines along the Lebanese border as tensions have been on the rise there, An Nahar newspaper reported on Monday.

Sources told the daily that the measures taken by the Syrian army will include all the towns along the Syrian-Lebanese border to control all the illegal crossings to prevent weapons smuggling.

The newspaper reported that a number of Syrian army vehicles and troops were seen patrolling the Syrian territories near the Lebanese border, where explosions were heard.

Al-Mustaqbal newspaper reported on Monday that eight landmines have so far exploded, followed by sporadic gunshots towards nearby forests.

Lebanese national Imad Khaled Oweyshi’s leg was blown off on Friday after he stepped on a mine planted by Syrian troops along the border near Wadi Wawiyat.

Sources told the daily that the Syrian army also set up electric wires along the border to prevent dissidents from heading to the towns in the Arsal or al-Qaa regions in the Bekaa in eastern Lebanon.

They added that snipers have been deployed in those areas.

However, the newspaper said that the Syrian army incursions into Lebanese territories have decreased.

Tensions along Lebanon's border with Syria have increased since the revolt against President Bashar Assad's regime that has left more than 3,500 people dead according to the United Nations.

An estimated 5,000 Syrians have sought refuge in Lebanon since the revolt began in March, among them army defectors and members of the opposition.

Comments 8
Default-user-icon Noreply (Guest) 14 November 2011, 10:11

And soon a fence... What else? What do we need to do something about that? How many international rules have to be broken so we realize that they are acting exactly like the Israelis? And our Foreign Minister implementing his own agenda... Wow! How come i manage to still be proud to be Lebanese?????

Thumb thepatriot 14 November 2011, 14:46

I thought the border was not marked.
The mines could be put in Lebanese territory...
Hello?? Marwan Charbel!!!! Wake up!!! Come out of your coma!!

Default-user-icon KALKan (Guest) 14 November 2011, 16:00

The current Lebanese cabinet is a reflection of the Vichy government , taking orders from the Baathist nazi dictatorship.
There is no difference between israeli spies and Syrian puppets, they all deserve to hang for being traitors.
I want to see proof that these death traps they're planting, are actually on Syrian land. Knowing the Syrian terrorist dictatorship, and it's non-belief in a Lebanese entity, and that they have always refused to define the common border, it is almost a guarantee that the mines were planted on Lebanese soil.

Missing rognation 14 November 2011, 17:53

If Syria did that along the Turkish, Jordanian and the Saudi border then it would be considered an act of war. In Lebanon our government is fine with it. they are supporting the criminal Syrian regime no matter what. That is the true definition of treason.

Default-user-icon wake Up Orange (Guest) 14 November 2011, 21:38

Obvious move... it's a protcetion to hizbullah once the ragime falls... Hizbullah will soon have 2 fronts and he'll defntly lose.

Thumb mrbrain 15 November 2011, 00:44

What's the Big deal?

Thumb thepatriot 15 November 2011, 11:51

Already 2 Lebanese nationals died on those mines ya brainless!
It's a no brainer!! Or that's no big deal to you...

Default-user-icon MAY 7 (Guest) 15 November 2011, 12:41

thank you march 8 for making lebanon a zoo