Syrian army closes border crossing into Lebanon
Amid heavy fighting, Syrian troops have closed a border crossing into Lebanon, Reuters reports.
A Lebanese news agency says the Bqaiaa crossing was closed because of increased fighting in the Wadi Khaled region.
Lebanese towns along the border are often used as a refuge by opposition fighters in Syria and have therefore faced attacks by Syrian helicopters, as well as rocket attacks.
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