Syrian shells hit six Lebanese border towns in one night
Akkar border towns have been frequently hit by Syrian shells since the war erupted in 2011 (Courtesy of the Daily Star)
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Shells fired from Syria rained down Tuesday evening on several border towns in the Akkar district, damaging some houses, as gunshots targeted a highway inside Lebanon.
“Shells landed in the outskirts of the towns of Al Noura, Qashlaq and Amar Al Baikat during clashes on the Syrian side of the border,” Lebanon's National News Agency reported.
Gunshots also targeted the highway that links Al Abboudiyeh to the town of Menjez.
Later on Tuesday, shelling again targeted Amar Al Baikat's outskirts and the peripheries of the town of Ain Tinta, according to NNA.
“A shell landed in the Sharbila forest near the Family Restaurant in the Akkar town of Deir Adawiya,” the agency said, adding that shells had also fell near a cafe in the town of Al Douseh.
Meanwhile, “shrapnel damaged the house of Khaled Abdul Hamid in the town of Amar Al Baikat.”
On Sunday, two houses were badly damaged by shells fired from Syria on the Akkar town of Al Uwaynat as Syrian warplanes reportedly violated the Lebanese airspace over several towns in the region.
A Syrian man was killed while two Lebanese citizens were injured in shelling that targeted the town of Mashta Hammoud on Friday.
Also on Friday, a gunfire exchange took place between troops and gunmen on the border.
Since the Syrian crisis broke out in March 2011, border areas in northern and eastern Lebanon have been struck by frequent cross-border shelling and clashes which have left several people dead and scores other wounded.
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