Lebanon & Syria
March 20, 2014
Clashes intensified on Thursday between the Syrian regime troops and gunmen along the Lebanese-Syrian border with shelling and gunfire targeting the Akkar border area.
The U.S. Department of State provided additional details Wednesday regarding the ordered closure of the Syrian embassy in Washington and its honorary consulates in Michigan and Texas.
March 19, 2014
At least two rockets from inside Syria have reportedly landed in the eastern Lebanese border town of Hermel.
Syrian rebels have taken control of a prison outside the city where the uprising began three years ago and freed dozens of inmates, activists said Wednesday.
Syria’s government air force on Wednesday bombed a northwestern suburb of Damascus, killing eight people, activists reported. The attack violated a truce that was made between rebels and regime fighters in October.
Russia and Syria have slammed the United States for its decision to close Syrian embassy and consulates in the country, saying that it proves "Washington is seeking a regime chance in Damascus".
The Lebanese army reopened the only road that is connected to the border town of Arsal Wednesday after protesters took to the streets and blocked several major roads throughout the country Tuesday evening.
March 18, 2014
Lebanese protestors blocked several roads throughout Lebanon Tuesday in protest of what they are describing as the "siege" of Arsal.
Five rockets have targeted Syria's main transit port for its chemical weapon destruction since the start of the month.
Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam is expected to hold talks with Tripoli's lawmakers to discuss recent violence.
Syrian regime forces began an assault Monday on the last rebel-held areas in the Qalamoun mountains, strategically located on the Lebanese border, after overrunning a key opposition bastion.
March 17, 2014
Security sources reported Monday that three rockets launched from the Syrian-Lebanese border struck the village of Nabi Othman earlier in the day.
Fears rose in Lebanon on Monday that gunmen, who have fled into Lebanon after Syrian government troops and Hezbollah fighters captured Yabroud, would increase retaliatory violence against the supporters of the Shiite party.
Suicide car bombs in Lebanon's Baalbeck area left at least two Hezbollah members dead Sunday night and at least six wounded.
March 16, 2014
Lebanon has increased its security at the border of Syria after rebels began fleeing to Lebanon from Yabroud.