Lebanese border town bombed by Syrian warplanes
People walk past the rubble of buildings that were reportedly destroyed during regime air strikes in Aleppo city's eastern Tariq al-Bab district on November 23, 2013. Alongside destruction inside Syria, Lebanese towns have also been the target of regime planes. (AFP)
Syrian warplanes on Saturday fired several rockets on the border town of Arsal in the eastern mountain belt without causing any injuries.
“A Syrian military aircraft shelled the Wadi Hmayyed area in Arsal without causing any injuries,” Future television reported.
Meanwhile, LBCI television said a Syrian helicopter fired three rockets on the center of Arsal, without reporting any injuries.
Since the eruption of the neighboring country's war, Arsal has repeatedly been targeted with Syrian rockets.
On Tuesday, a Syrian warplane shelled the uninhabited Aqabat al- Mobayyideh region in Arsal.
And two men were killed on Monday in a mine blast in Syria, where they had planned to join the fight against the regime.
The men from Arsal were headed to Qara, a rebel-held Syrian town near the frontier where loyalist troops have launched a major offensive in recent days.
Arsal has a long shared border with Syria, stretching along much of Damascus province and part of Homs province.
Smugglers have long taken their goods across the porous border, and since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in March 2011, weapons and fighters have moved across the border too.