This is exactly the kind of tactical spread of Syria's conflict
into Lebanon I've been worried about:
Syrian warplanes have bombed the border area with Lebanon for the first
time, Lebanese army officials say, reportedly targeting Syrian rebel
positions inside Lebanon.
Officials on Monday said that four missiles hit the Lebanese border town
of Arsal, where many residents back the uprising against Syrian
President Bashar al-Assad...
"This constitutes a significant escalation in the violations of Lebanese
sovereignty that the Syrian regime has been guilty of. These kinds of
violations of sovereignty are absolutely unacceptable," State Department
spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters at her daily briefing...
The attack comes four days after Damascus warned it may strike at Syrian rebels taking refuge across the frontier.
Labels: Lebanon, Syria