Monday, March 18, 2013

Arsal Bombed

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.

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