One Person Wounded as Syrian Forces Open Fire at Skiers in Mount Hermonإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
A Lebanese man was wounded on Monday when Syrian troops opened fire at skiers in Mount Hermon in the Rashayya district, reported the National News Agency.
It said that Antoine al-Hajj was shot in the shoulder, while three of his companions were left unhurt in the incident.
The Red Cross immediately reached the scene and transported al-Hajj to the government hospital in Rashayya.
Investigations are underway with his companions to determine the details of the incident.
This is not the first time that Syrian troops open fire towards the Lebanese border.
Shooting incidents have frequently been reported in the border area of al-Qaa in the North where Syrian troops had repeatedly infiltrated the area in pursuit of what it called “armed terrorist groups”.
On April 9, Al-Jadeed TV cameraman Ali Shaaban was killed when the car he was travelling in along with two of his colleagues in the Wadi Khaled area came under fire from the Syrian side of the border.
His two colleagues escaped with their lives, with one reporter being lightly wounded in the arm.
Syrian blamed the “terrorist gangs” for the murder.
Lebanon and Syria share a 330-kilometer border but have yet to agree on official demarcation.