Syria imposes strict security measures on Lebanese borders

Syrian authorities tightened the border with Lebanon Thursday, carrying out thorough searches of inbound vehicles after reports of arms shipments entering from its smaller neighbor, a Lebanese security official said Thursday.

‘Between 400 and 500 trucks are now stuck at the border crossings between Lebanon and Syria after the Syrian authorities enforced heavy security measures at its borders, to prevent any arms shipments into the country,’ the source said.

‘The inspection of each truck is taking about one hour,’ he added.

The new strict measures came after the Syrian news agency SANA reported that Lebanese security forces stopped two cars loaded with weapons from entering Syria.

Lebanese custom officials at the border could not confirm or deny the news item.

Al-Assad and state media have repeatedly blamed Lebanese conspirators for the deadly unrest surrounding Syrian anti-government protests, which began on March 15. m&c

  • lebanesesam

    Did they ever think that it could be Syrians that have been living in Lebanon for a while and want to have the same way of living over in there country. Bunch of BS for Assad to blame it on the so called “conspiracy”. Just get it in your skull , people want change. Old Stone age crap is gone, enjoy the misery that we suffered 35 years in Lebanon your crazy fool

  • Anonymous

    Did they ever think that it could be Syrians that have been living in Lebanon for a while and want to have the same way of living over in there country. Bunch of BS for Assad to blame it on the so called “conspiracy”. Just get it in your skull , people want change. Old Stone age crap is gone, enjoy the misery that we suffered 35 years in Lebanon your crazy fool

  • leb_expatriate

    For years we’ve been at the receiving end of Syrian arms shipment to pro Syrian Lebanese militia thugs. The Syrian government can finally get a taste of its own medicine.

    I really hope it is true that some party’s in Lebanon are supplying arms to the Syrian rebels to rid themselves of this dictator.

  • Anonymous

    For years we’ve been at the receiving end of Syrian arms shipment to pro Syrian Lebanese militia thugs. The Syrian government can finally get a taste of its own medicine.

    I really hope it is true that some party’s in Lebanon are supplying arms to the Syrian rebels to rid themselves of this dictator.

  • lebnaneh

    they stop 2 cars loaded with weapons waw the syrian are full of shit as usuall so how mach weapons can you loade in a car what an ass you are assad you still holding on but lets hope not for long you and your ass syrian people make us happy and kill them all and destroy this crap country what a cleaver ass you are little mousse

  • Anonymous

    they stop 2 cars loaded with weapons waw the syrian are full of shit as usuall so how mach weapons can you loade in a car what an ass you are assad you still holding on but lets hope not for long you and your ass syrian people make us happy and kill them all and destroy this crap country what a cleaver ass you are little mousse