Lebanese towns targeted by Syrian shells
Shells fired from the Syrian side of the border targeted several towns in Akkar on Wednesday, hitting homes and an army patrol and sparking an exodus of residents.
"Ten shells have targeted the house of Mashta Hammoud resident Majed Sweid, which is uninhabited, and no casualties were reported," state-run National News Agency reported.
The bombardment also hit the Sheikh Mohammed Hill and the al-Khalsa area, where several families were stranded due to shelling, according to NNA.
The houses of Brig. Gen. Ahmed Alfi and Hussein Dandal were hit while none of Mashta Hammoud's residents managed to inspect their targeted homes, the agency added.
"Residents of the Akkar town of Bani Sakhr are fleeing en masse to safer places over fears that shelling might target their town," NNA said.
Meanwhile, al-Jadeed television said a Lebanese army patrol came under shelling from Syria in the Akkar area of al-Khalsa.
Future TV said "heavy shelling from Syria is targeting the outskirts of Akkar's Mashta Hammoud and al-Khalsa and several homes have been hit."