Shooting heard in Syria near borders with Lebanon

Shooting was heard in ​Tel Kalakh in Syria , an area that is very close to the Lebanese borders. A Lebanese army brigade deployed near the border following the shooting according to local reports

According to observers who are familiar with Beqaa region, Tel Kalakh area is known as a smuggling route between Lebanon and Syria .

It is not yet clear whether the shooting was related to the current uprising in Syria or to a smuggling activity.

  • Hate to say it but Lebanon,Israel,Jordan and Turkey need to prepare for possible refugees fleeing this murdering madman’s armies. So very sad, all for a desire to be free. DON’T GIVE UP!!.

  • Hate to say it but Lebanon,Israel,Jordan and Turkey need to prepare for possible refugees fleeing this murdering madman’s armies. So very sad, all for a desire to be free. DON’T GIVE UP!!.

  • C S

    I voted for Obama, but after seeing his recent foreign policy blunders, including Libya and now Syria, I am going to vote Republican from now on. Sen. John McCain, Sen. Joe Leiberman, and other Republicans have shown true leadership as it pertains to these events, and America cannot afford to babysit and train Obama on how to become a world leader….enough…

  • C S

    I voted for Obama, but after seeing his recent foreign policy blunders, including Libya and now Syria, I am going to vote Republican from now on. Sen. John McCain, Sen. Joe Leiberman, and other Republicans have shown true leadership as it pertains to these events, and America cannot afford to babysit and train Obama on how to become a world leader….enough…

  • C S

    I voted for Obama, but after seeing his recent foreign policy blunders, including Libya and now Syria, I am going to vote Republican from now on. Sen. John McCain, Sen. Joe Leiberman, and other Republicans have shown true leadership as it pertains to these events, and America cannot afford to babysit and train Obama on how to become a world leader….enough…

  • C S

    I voted for Obama, but after seeing his recent foreign policy blunders, including Libya and now Syria, I am going to vote Republican from now on. Sen. John McCain, Sen. Joe Leiberman, and other Republicans have shown true leadership as it pertains to these events, and America cannot afford to babysit and train Obama on how to become a world leader….enough…

  • C S

    I voted for Obama, but after seeing his recent foreign policy blunders, including Libya and now Syria, I am going to vote Republican from now on. Sen. John McCain, Sen. Joe Leiberman, and other Republicans have shown true leadership as it pertains to these events, and America cannot afford to babysit and train Obama on how to become a world leader….enough…

  • Mark my words,ive said it before and ill say it again…bashar assad is not going anywhere,

    whether u like him or dont…hes not ghaddafi or mubarek and the difference is majority of the

    population of Egypt and Libya demanded the presidents step down…in Syria the majority

    dont want him to step down, they just want reforms,and the minority who are funded by outside

    sources are demanding he steps down…this will be over soon…its just sad to see any loss

    of life no matter what the reason is…this is what truly breaks my heart…we sit here and discuss

    politcs and go on with our lives,people in all these countries are dying and will be forgotten…

    may god rest the souls of all the people who have parished….if the people of syria wanted a new

    goverment they would be out in millions,not 10s of thousands….so before you all attack me and insult me

    please come at me with facts,or dont come at me at all….

  • Mark my words,ive said it before and ill say it again…bashar assad is not going anywhere,

    whether u like him or dont…hes not ghaddafi or mubarek and the difference is majority of the

    population of Egypt and Libya demanded the presidents step down…in Syria the majority

    dont want him to step down, they just want reforms,and the minority who are funded by outside

    sources are demanding he steps down…this will be over soon…its just sad to see any loss

    of life no matter what the reason is…this is what truly breaks my heart…we sit here and discuss

    politcs and go on with our lives,people in all these countries are dying and will be forgotten…

    may god rest the souls of all the people who have parished….if the people of syria wanted a new

    goverment they would be out in millions,not 10s of thousands….so before you all attack me and insult me

    please come at me with facts,or dont come at me at all….

    • Anonymous

      Michael i agree that Assad is still very strong and it will take a lot to remove him. But the status quo of protest will remain until something going to give up. The problem is the ruling regime has a lot of problems between themselves.I hear that Bashar wants to implement reforms and give power to the people limited i mean but his brother and brother-in-law and cousins are not willing to do so. Its not just him is the head of Syria and his relatives have lots of influence too. Despite all that the only way he and them will be removed is thru big divisions in the armed forces. However either way its looking bad because he’s doing all he can to survive and i am sure he has armed his supporters to the teeth. that means war like libya and more volitle situation for Lebanon. Our economy runs thru Syria and we should not wish any evil on any country even if some feels they’re bad to us. In the end it will bite us and we all should help to ease the situation not inflame it.
      Anyway i wish the Syrian gov’t give freedom and help their people so no more wasted bloodshed. I wish the same in all the middle east because either way its not helping. take care and best wishes.

      • ElisasFd,

        My man,well said and i must say i totally agree with everything you said,im just basing it on

        Egypt and Tunisia, and i saw the crowds and it was massive,from day 1 i knew both goverments would

        fall,but its not the same in Syria,u here alot bout Darra,and thats about it..and the news always shows a few

        hundred nothing more than a few thousand…thats not enough to bring down a goverment..the bloggers on here

        are to sensetive,and need to understand i dont support goveremetns of the middle east,but i tell it how it is…

        and whn i do,they get mad and attack me..all i say is try to relate and understand what im saying,I appreciate

        you Elias understanding my point and speaking diplomatically bout it bro…

  • Whose behind the protests in Syria,

    Qatar,Turkey,Saudia Arabia,Jordan,and Israel, and heres the reason why

    the sunnies need to eliminate the power of HA,and whn i say power i mean

    the power of the people that support them in the nations i mentioned above,

    the people look at the goverements above as cowards and weak and say if

    HA can manage there own why cant we…so they realized they can not defeat

    HA in a fighting way,so whats the next best way is to get control of Syria,

    Gaining Syria has alot of poltiical advantages ofcourse the main one is to stop weapons

    flow into Lebanon,once you stop that you have a major advantage in dealing with HA,

    second they want to take the power away from the Alawaite family and give it back to

    the majority sunnie rule., once they get syria,you almost automatically lose Iran,for Iran

    can really not do much to assist other nations without the border of Syria to use…Israel

    shares a common goal and peace treaty with all but Saudia Arabia on that list…so Israel

    will be extatic if this will actually work, so they are funding the imams in Syria and telling

    them money is not an object the more people u get to protest the more finacially secure u

    will be,all the nations above have quite a bit of money,so money is not an object,the only

    reason i say it will not work is the people support Basar Assad,if they didnt,thn today they

    have more incentive than ever in syrias existance to topple the regiem,one the momentum of

    the revolutions taking place,and 2 the unconditonal financial support from the nations above,

    once again i am not syrian nor do i support some of the syrian qualities with in there goverment

    as i dont support many qualities in many goverments….but time will tell what will happen,but

    i can guarantee after what ive seen in a month or so of protests in syria,that this will die out soon…

    Peace

    • marc

      Micheal, Please stop this non sense. Call me naive but what is going on in Syria is the continuation of what happen in Egypt LYbia Tunisia… It is very simple the people of Syria are on their way to achieve freedom from a brutal regime….

      If I apply your logic then the revolt of Egypt was ingnited by HA and Iran… Your reading of history seem to forget that we are all human seeking to live in a free country so they ( the people ) can achieve their full potential as human being. You need to step back from your partisanship and join to freedom seeker… Regards,

      • Marc,

        Brother,go back and read all i stated is the people of syria love there leader,

        or u would see alot more people in the street…bottom line..this has nothing to

        do with my views..for example its like sunnies start marching in tripoli and akkar

        against saad harriri do u think it would be fair or correct to say majority of sunnies

        dont want saad harriri to represent them,ofcourse not…same exact thing…u see the minority

        supporting the marches not the majority,Marc try to understand where and what im saying before

        u attack me brother or tell me to back off from my partisanship,we in the south are the founders

        of freedom…so please dont tell me to join smthng my family already died for…peace bro

  • Whose behind the protests in Syria,

    Qatar,Turkey,Saudia Arabia,Jordan,and Israel, and heres the reason why

    the sunnies need to eliminate the power of HA,and whn i say power i mean

    the power of the people that support them in the nations i mentioned above,

    the people look at the goverements above as cowards and weak and say if

    HA can manage there own why cant we…so they realized they can not defeat

    HA in a fighting way,so whats the next best way is to get control of Syria,

    Gaining Syria has alot of poltiical advantages ofcourse the main one is to stop weapons

    flow into Lebanon,once you stop that you have a major advantage in dealing with HA,

    second they want to take the power away from the Alawaite family and give it back to

    the majority sunnie rule., once they get syria,you almost automatically lose Iran,for Iran

    can really not do much to assist other nations without the border of Syria to use…Israel

    shares a common goal and peace treaty with all but Saudia Arabia on that list…so Israel

    will be extatic if this will actually work, so they are funding the imams in Syria and telling

    them money is not an object the more people u get to protest the more finacially secure u

    will be,all the nations above have quite a bit of money,so money is not an object,the only

    reason i say it will not work is the people support Basar Assad,if they didnt,thn today they

    have more incentive than ever in syrias existance to topple the regiem,one the momentum of

    the revolutions taking place,and 2 the unconditonal financial support from the nations above,

    once again i am not syrian nor do i support some of the syrian qualities with in there goverment

    as i dont support many qualities in many goverments….but time will tell what will happen,but

    i can guarantee after what ive seen in a month or so of protests in syria,that this will die out soon…

    Peace

    • marc

      Micheal, Please stop this non sense. Call me naive but what is going on in Syria is the continuation of what happen in Egypt LYbia Tunisia… It is very simple the people of Syria are on their way to achieve freedom from a brutal regime….

      If I apply your logic then the revolt of Egypt was ingnited by HA and Iran… Your reading of history seem to forget that we are all human seeking to live in a free country so they ( the people ) can achieve their full potential as human being. You need to step back from your partisanship and join to freedom seeker… Regards,

  • Whose behind the protests in Syria,

    Qatar,Turkey,Saudia Arabia,Jordan,and Israel, and heres the reason why

    the sunnies need to eliminate the power of HA,and whn i say power i mean

    the power of the people that support them in the nations i mentioned above,

    the people look at the goverements above as cowards and weak and say if

    HA can manage there own why cant we…so they realized they can not defeat

    HA in a fighting way,so whats the next best way is to get control of Syria,

    Gaining Syria has alot of poltiical advantages ofcourse the main one is to stop weapons

    flow into Lebanon,once you stop that you have a major advantage in dealing with HA,

    second they want to take the power away from the Alawaite family and give it back to

    the majority sunnie rule., once they get syria,you almost automatically lose Iran,for Iran

    can really not do much to assist other nations without the border of Syria to use…Israel

    shares a common goal and peace treaty with all but Saudia Arabia on that list…so Israel

    will be extatic if this will actually work, so they are funding the imams in Syria and telling

    them money is not an object the more people u get to protest the more finacially secure u

    will be,all the nations above have quite a bit of money,so money is not an object,the only

    reason i say it will not work is the people support Basar Assad,if they didnt,thn today they

    have more incentive than ever in syrias existance to topple the regiem,one the momentum of

    the revolutions taking place,and 2 the unconditonal financial support from the nations above,

    once again i am not syrian nor do i support some of the syrian qualities with in there goverment

    as i dont support many qualities in many goverments….but time will tell what will happen,but

    i can guarantee after what ive seen in a month or so of protests in syria,that this will die out soon…

    Peace

    • marc

      Micheal, Please stop this non sense. Call me naive but what is going on in Syria is the continuation of what happen in Egypt LYbia Tunisia… It is very simple the people of Syria are on their way to achieve freedom from a brutal regime….

      If I apply your logic then the revolt of Egypt was ingnited by HA and Iran… Your reading of history seem to forget that we are all human seeking to live in a free country so they ( the people ) can achieve their full potential as human being. You need to step back from your partisanship and join to freedom seeker… Regards,

      • Marc,

        Brother,go back and read all i stated is the people of syria love there leader,

        or u would see alot more people in the street…bottom line..this has nothing to

        do with my views..for example its like sunnies start marching in tripoli and akkar

        against saad harriri do u think it would be fair or correct to say majority of sunnies

        dont want saad harriri to represent them,ofcourse not…same exact thing…u see the minority

        supporting the marches not the majority,Marc try to understand where and what im saying before

        u attack me brother or tell me to back off from my partisanship,we in the south are the founders

        of freedom…so please dont tell me to join smthng my family already died for…peace bro

  • C S

    Wall Street Journal: The Syria Lobby: Why Washington keeps giving a pass to the Assad Regime

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703778104576287050276142160.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

  • C S

    Wall Street Journal: The Syria Lobby: Why Washington keeps giving a pass to the Assad Regime

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703778104576287050276142160.html?mod=googlenews_wsj