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article imageSyrian spillover — Syrian jets strike Lebanese frontier

By Paul Iddon     Mar 18, 2013 in World
Syrian jets have reportedly fired four rockets at part of the country's border with Lebanon in what appears to be an attack on opposition rebels who are using the international frontier to escape from Syrian military attack.
This latest development indicates that Damascus is living up to the warning it issued four days ago to opposition rebels who are using the border as a refuge spot. The warning in question being that they would strike the rebels, even if they are at the other side of the international border. (Ynet News, March 18 2013)
Whilst reports as of writing are pretty scant there has nevertheless been no immediate indication that there are any casualties in this strike which was located near the town of Arsal, which is in the Lebanese Bekaa Valley.
The town of Arsal is notable as it is home to a populace primarily made up of Sunni Muslims who sympathize with the cause of the Syrian rebels, the cause in question being regime change in Damascus.
Syria's foreign ministry has said that "Syria expects the Lebanese side to prevent these armed terrorist groups from using the borders as a crossing point, because they target Syrian people and are violating Syrian sovereignty." (Reuters, March 18 2013)
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