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article imageSyrian helicopter fired at Lebanon border town

By Paul Iddon     Jun 12, 2013 in World
A Syrian helicopter has fired three missiles which struck a Lebanese border town currently in revolt against the Assad regime. Several people were wounded.
France 24 and the Al-Arabiya report that the helicopter's missiles struck the eastern town of Arsal on Wednesday. The Lebanese Army issued a statement saying it will immediately retaliate against any future cross-border attacks of that kind by the Syrian military.
The statement read that Lebanese "army units deployed in the [Arsal] area took the necessary defensive measures to respond immediately to any similar violations [in the future]."
According to an anonymous source in the Lebanese army, one of the missiles landed in the town's square and "several people were hurt." The Lebanese Army has confirmed at least two rockets struck Arsal, injuring one person and damging the town's infrastructure.
Several anti-Assad fighters have arrived in the town after losing a tactically important battle in the town of Qusayr in the centre of Syria. The regime got the upper hand in that battle with assistance from their Hezbollah paramilitary allies in Lebanon.
Arsal is located 124 kilometers northeast of the Lebanese capital of Beirut.
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