Hundreds of Syrians fled to northern Lebanon

Hundreds of Syrians fled to northern Lebanon on foot after they said unrest broke out in the Syrian border town of Tel Kalakh. They all reportedly fled to Wadi Khalid area in north Lebanon

Ya Libnan reported yesterday that shooting was heard in ​Tel Kalakh in Syria , an area that is very close to the Lebanese borders.

Update;

Mostly women and children fled from Syria int Lebanon .They carried mattresses and their belongings as they entered Lebanon through an unofficial border crossing in Wadi Khalid border area located in Lebanon’s northern district of Akkar.

Mahmood Khazaal, the former mayor of the Lebanese town of Mkaybleh, located at the border, said some 700 people had fled and were seeking refuge with families and friends in Lebanon.

“A few people fled last night but the pace really picked up this morning beginning at 8:00 am local time ,” Khazaal told AFP. “Most of those fleeing have family in the Wadi Khalid region.”

An official crossing point between the two countries is located about a kilometre from Mkaybleh but those fleeing said the road leading to it had been blocked with stones and tires, thus preventing cars from reaching the border.

  • Leborigine

    Unbelievable how tables can turn so easily, from conquerers to refugees.

  • Anonymous

    Unbelievable how tables can turn so easily, from conquerers to refugees.

    • Anonymous

      Because,” there is a universal justice out there and the eyes of the truth are always watching us.”

    • Anonymous

      the syrian pple have nothing to do with the regime…. they were forced to keep silent by being either kidnapped, emprisoned and declared missing for years… or else killed cold blood in a mass massacre…

      when they had the chance…a real chance to speak out, they did…and so they are massacred once again…

      i do not blaim them at all, in fact i would welcome them into my homes, because when Assad inshaAllah falls, i have already made good relations with the pple to take over but even before that, as a human being standing against oppression in all forms, i have to welcome them into my homes…

      7iqd and hatred always goes around and comes back to its owner…

      • Anonymous

        Never meant it in a bad way, as you can see from my previous posts, I support free syrians and have nothing against them …YET. What worries me the most is that where cats and dogs go, you find fleas and I hope there are no fleas (moo5abarat)with the innocent people fleeing the bloodshed. The open borders is an absolute disgarce, there seriously should be a wall like the Jerusalem or Berlin walls that runs from the shores of Northern 3kkar all the way round down to the Northern shores of Kfar Rosh HaNikra.

        • Anonymous

          point taken..

  • VeryLost

    seems like the crisis will definitely spill into Lebanon….hmmmmmm

    • antar2011

      because of the open borders between the two countries…whatever happens there good or bad will always going to spill in lebanon….

      regardless of the open borders, the assad dogs of a politicians in lebanon will make sure always to spill into lebanon..

      • ghzayel

        when we were fighting our dirty wars in lebanon among ourselves, with the israelis and the syrians, instigated by you know who, they all watched us go at each other for over 30 bloody years, while the situation in syria was calm and peaceful and the syrians were even prospering.

        now the people of syria are revolting against their regime and the situation there is deteriorating day by day.

        they did not ruin their country for our sake, should we ruin our country again by interfering in this mess on the wrong side to defend the syrian regime against its own people, just because hizballah and berri said so for fears of cutting their weapons’ supply lines???

        • antar2011

          of course not. i totally agree with you…we should not interfer. but we can at least call for justice to be served in the world be it in syria or elsewhere for that matter…and by doing that we are not medling in their affairs, no.

  • Anonymous

    seems like the crisis will definitely spill into Lebanon….hmmmmmm

    • Anonymous

      because of the open borders between the two countries…whatever happens there good or bad will always going to spill in lebanon….

      regardless of the open borders, the assad dogs of a politicians in lebanon will make sure always to spill into lebanon..

      • Anonymous

        when we were fighting our dirty wars in lebanon among ourselves, the israelis and the syrians, instigated by you know who, they watched us go at each other for over 30 bloody years, while the situation in syria was calm and peaceful and they were even prospering.

        now the people of syria are revolting against their regime and the situation there is deteriorating day by day.

        they did not ruin their country for our sake, should we ruin our country again by interfering in this mess to defend the syrian regime against its own people, just because hizballah and berri said so for fears of cutting their weapons’ supply lines???

        • Anonymous

          of course not. i totally agree with you…we should not interfer. but we can at least call for justice to be served in the world be it in syria or elsewhere for that matter…and by doing that we are not medling in their affairs, no.

  • 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…

    • Hannibal

      I am 100% with you… Republicans would have toppled that brutal regime by now. Let the Syrian people in… Organize them, give them weapons and send them back to take back their country from the zionist protecting Assad.

    • kareemthehippy

      WOW. I’m sorry to be rude but you are absolutely OUT OF YOUR MIND. How on earth can you just jump ship like that? Clearly you haven’t gotten to the state I’m in which is neglecting both Democrats and Republicans. What McCain would have done is, yes, he would have interfered and gotten rid of Bashar Al Assad……..but at the expense of shoving american bases in there, privatization everything, putting people in dire poverty, and letting Israel doing all the crap that it already does. It’ll be like another Iraq, and the response will be like they did in Iraq.. “I hated Saddam, but I hate this occupation more” Sure, Syria doesn’t have oil like Iraq, but it WILL have chaos. You’ll see see constant problems between some defacto democratic government and a bunch of islamists/Ba’ath loyalists…etc

      Don’t get me wrong, I HATE Bashar Al Asad, I HATE the Ba’ath party…I’d have actually grown up in Lebanon instead of live in damn Kuwait if it wasn’t for those dumbasses. We’d have a normal country if it wasn’t for them and all the other countries in the Middle East and in the Western hemisphere……….we hold America as a country with high example, but at the same time, it’s certainly not doing this because it’s kind-hearted; it has politica nad economic gains for it.

      For something like people fighting to live like human beings and to have a good relationship with the world, and something that benefits us is having ONE good neighbor…if the people can do this, then I will be pleased for them…

      McCain wouldn’t do that, and neither would any republican. The only republican with a good foreign policy is Ron Paul, but even then he wouldn’t interfere in war because he wants to shrink America’s military.

      • antar2011

        the only way we get rid of injustice and oppressive regimes is through our own unity not through the help of foreigners with a inhuman past.

        the syrian pple want other arab pple to support them as well as other arab countries who stand up to injustice’s support….. NOT the support of the hungry USA, britain, france or Russia…because each one of these countries give arabs many many reasons to call for their political system’s elimination.

        USA’s political policies is the reason for spread of terrorism in the world.
        France’s political policy is the reason Bashaar is still in power stronger then ever.
        Britain?…well they were the source of injustice in the region since 1948.
        and Russia, they always supported tyrants and sent arms to them just so they oppose USA …

        each an every one of those countries have practiced tyrancy in one form or another….arabs should not expect meaningful support from them.

        • kareemthehippy

          Agreed. I think all the reforming Arab countries should develop good regional diplomatic ties, maintain social liberty, end militias, and stand up to international law, and should all be NEW rising leaders who actually represent their people –> no need for a puppet master from a developed country ,… then you’d have peace and stability..

    • PROPHET.T

      CS, It’s silly and naive to think that McCain or any republican president would have toppled the Syrian regime when Obama has in interest in doing so. US policy is not conducted with this simplicity.Not even Bush would have been able to afford getting into any major military mess anywhere in the middle east unless the united states or its interests are threatened directly.. When Bush and Rumsfeld were at the hight of their strength in Iraq,, they were reluctant to invade Syria. So the whole notion that the US would invade countries and topple regimes for the sake of democracy and freedom is nothing but an illusion which many Lebanese still dream of. keep in mind, wars and regime toppling are too costly to do when the federal reserve is printing money to keep the economy .So politics, wars and money are always following each other.

    • Beiruti

      America was once runned by dirty republicans, look what they did to Iraq and Afghanistan. They made the whole world believe that Iraq had those infamous as George Bush says “WMDs” screw them and their “War on Terror”. Obamas not much better speaking of anyways.

  • 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…

    • Hannibal

      I am 100% with you… Republicans would have toppled that brutal regime by now. Let the Syrian people in… Organize them, give them weapons and send them back to take back their country from the zionist protecting Assad.

    • kareemthehippy

      WOW. I’m sorry to be rude but you are absolutely OUT OF YOUR MIND. How on earth can you just jump ship like that? Clearly you haven’t gotten to the state I’m in which is neglecting both Democrats and Republicans. What McCain would have done is, yes, he would have interfered and gotten rid of Bashar Al Assad……..but at the expense of shoving american bases in there, privatization everything, putting people in dire poverty, and letting Israel doing all the crap that it already does. It’ll be like another Iraq, and the response will be like they did in Iraq.. “I hated Saddam, but I hate this occupation more” Sure, Syria doesn’t have oil like Iraq, but it WILL have chaos. You’ll see see constant problems between some defacto democratic government and a bunch of islamists/Ba’ath loyalists…etc

      Don’t get me wrong, I HATE Bashar Al Asad, I HATE the Ba’ath party…I’d have actually grown up in Lebanon instead of live in damn Kuwait if it wasn’t for those dumbasses. We’d have a normal country if it wasn’t for them and all the other countries in the Middle East and in the Western hemisphere……….we hold America as a country with high example, but at the same time, it’s certainly not doing this because it’s kind-hearted; it has politica nad economic gains for it.

      For something like people fighting to live like human beings and to have a good relationship with the world, and something that benefits us is having ONE good neighbor…if the people can do this, then I will be pleased for them…

      McCain wouldn’t do that, and neither would any republican. The only republican with a good foreign policy is Ron Paul, but even then he wouldn’t interfere in war because he wants to shrink America’s military.

    • PROPHET.T

      CS, It’s silly and naive to think that McCain or any republican president would have toppled the Syrian regime when Obama has in interest in doing so. US policy is not conducted with this simplicity.Not even Bush would have been able to afford getting into any major military mess anywhere in the middle east unless the united states or its interests are threatened directly.. When Bush and Rumsfeld were at the hight of their strength in Iraq,, they were reluctant to invade Syria. So the whole notion that the US would invade countries and topple regimes for the sake of democracy and freedom is nothing but an illusion which many Lebanese still dream of. keep in mind, wars and regime toppling are too costly to do when the federal reserve is printing money to keep the economy .So politics, wars and money are always following each other.

    • Beiruti

      America was once runned by dirty republicans, look what they did to Iraq and Afghanistan. They made the whole world believe that Iraq had those infamous as George Bush says “WMDs” screw them and their “War on Terror”. Obamas not much better speaking of anyways.

  • 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…

    • I am 100% with you… Republicans would have toppled that brutal regime by now. Let the Syrian people in… Organize them, give them weapons and send them back to take back their country from the zionist protecting Assad.

    • I am 100% with you… Republicans would have toppled that brutal regime by now. Let the Syrian people in… Organize them, give them weapons and send them back to take back their country from the zionist protecting Assad.

    • Anonymous

      WOW. I’m sorry to be rude but you are absolutely OUT OF YOUR MIND. How on earth can you just jump ship like that? Clearly you haven’t gotten to the state I’m in which is neglecting both Democrats and Republicans. What McCain would have done is, yes, he would have interfered and gotten rid of Bashar Al Assad……..but at the expense of shoving american bases in there, privatization everything, putting people in dire poverty, and letting Israel doing all the crap that it already does. It’ll be like another Iraq, and the response will be like they did in Iraq.. “I hated Saddam, but I hate this occupation more” Sure, Syria doesn’t have oil like Iraq, but it WILL have chaos. You’ll see see constant problems between some defacto democratic government and a bunch of islamists/Ba’ath loyalists…etc

      Don’t get me wrong, I HATE Bashar Al Asad, I HATE the Ba’ath party…I’d have actually grown up in Lebanon instead of live in damn Kuwait if it wasn’t for those dumbasses. We’d have a normal country if it wasn’t for them and all the other countries in the Middle East and in the Western hemisphere……….we hold America as a country with high example, but at the same time, it’s certainly not doing this because it’s kind-hearted; it has politica nad economic gains for it.

      For something like people fighting to live like human beings and to have a good relationship with the world, and something that benefits us is having ONE good neighbor…if the people can do this, then I will be pleased for them…

      McCain wouldn’t do that, and neither would any republican. The only republican with a good foreign policy is Ron Paul, but even then he wouldn’t interfere in war because he wants to shrink America’s military.

      • Anonymous

        the only way we get rid of injustice and oppressive regimes is through our own unity not through the help of foreigners with a inhuman past.

        the syrian pple want other arab pple to support them as well as other arab countries who stand up to injustice. NOT USA or britain or france or even Russia…because each one of these countries give arabs many many reasons to call for their political system’s elimination.

        • Anonymous

          Agreed. I think all the reforming Arab countries should develop good regional diplomatic ties, maintain social liberty, end militias, and stand up to international law, and should all be NEW rising leaders who actually represent their people –> no need for a puppet master from a developed country ,… then you’d have peace and stability..

    • PROPHET.T

      CS, It’s silly and naive to think that McCain or any republican president would have toppled the Syrian regime when Obama has in interest in doing so. US policy is not conducted with this simplicity.Not even Bush would have been able to afford getting into any major military mess anywhere in the middle east unless the united states or its interests are threatened directly.. When Bush and Rumsfeld were at the hight of their strength in Iraq,, they were reluctant to invade Syria. So the whole notion that the US would invade countries and topple regimes for the sake of democracy and freedom is nothing but an illusion which many Lebanese still dream of.

    • Anonymous

      America was once runned by dirty republicans, look what they did to Iraq and Afghanistan. They made the whole world believe that Iraq had those infamous as George Bush says “WMDs” screw them and their “War on Terror”. Obamas not much better speaking of anyways.

  • 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…

  • lebanesesam

    Although I agree with C S & Hannibal, we hav to remember that Obama’s hands are a bit tied up. Although republicans make statements that how good we can handle it, the country has no money or resources to initiate another interference (war) on anyone or any other counttry. I mean we can barely breathe because of Iraq/Afganistan. I don’t think this is a president call here, so it has nothing to do with Obama (believe me I don’t care who the president is as long as he is serving the people of the US). Let’s look at China & Russia, they wouldn’t even sign a UN sanction on Syria. As for Lebanon, we all know it is not the ties between the countries, it’s the repercussionthey fear – we all saw how many countries used to help us when Syria was in Lebanon – that is ZERO

  • lebanesesam

    Although I agree with C S & Hannibal, we hav to remember that Obama’s hands are a bit tied up. Although republicans make statements that how good we can handle it, the country has no money or resources to initiate another interference (war) on anyone or any other counttry. I mean we can barely breathe because of Iraq/Afganistan. I don’t think this is a president call here, so it has nothing to do with Obama (believe me I don’t care who the president is as long as he is serving the people of the US). Let’s look at China & Russia, they wouldn’t even sign a UN sanction on Syria. As for Lebanon, we all know it is not the ties between the countries, it’s the repercussionthey fear – we all saw how many countries used to help us when Syria was in Lebanon – that is ZERO

  • Anonymous

    Although I agree with C S & Hannibal, we hav to remember that Obama’s hands are a bit tied up. Although republicans make statements that how good we can handle it, the country has no money or resources to initiate another interference (war) on anyone or any other counttry. I mean we can barely breathe because of Iraq/Afganistan. I don’t think this is a president call here, so it has nothing to do with Obama (believe me I don’t care who the president is as long as he is serving the people of the US). Let’s look at China & Russia, they wouldn’t even sign a UN sanction on Syria. As for Lebanon, we all know it is not the ties between the countries, it’s the repercussionthey fear – we all saw how many countries used to help us when Syria was in Lebanon – that is ZERO

  • 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

  • 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

  • ghzayel

    what a shame !!!

    when the revolutions started unfolding at the beginning of the year 2011 throughout tunisia, egypt, yemen, libya, bahrain, most of the neighboring countries instantly cut off their diplomatic relations with the embattled regimes and automatically took sides with the peoples making the revolutions; not only that but they set up special facilities at their respective borders to accomodate the influx of refugees fleeing the war zone and persecution.

    even most of the western world without any reservations, offered all kinds of support to the revolutionary populations

    that was a sign of healthy arab and world solidarity with the oppressed arab populations that was adopted almost everywhere EXCEPT IN LEBANON WHEREBY THE MAJORITY OF THE SYRIAN REFUGEES WERE PREVENTED FROM ENTERING LEBANON AND WERE TURNED BACK TO SYRIA WITHOUT OFFERING THEM ANY HELP TO FACE JAIL, TORTURE AND A PROBABLE DEATH.

    NOT ONLY THAT BUT THE SPEAKER OF THE PARLIAMENT DEMANDED FROM THE LEBANESE REPRESENTATIVE AT THE UN TO VOTE AGAINST ANY RESOLUTION CONDEMNING THE MASSACRE AGAINST THE SYRIAN PEOPLE WHILE SOME OTHER SHIA GROUPS ARE OFFERING THE SYRIAN REGIME ALL KINDS OF SUPPORT TO CRUSH ITS OWN POPULATION!!! IS THIS THE PROPER BEHAVIOUR BETWEEN ONE PEOPLE IN TWO BROTHERLY COUNTRIES???

    WHAT A SHAME!!!

    • antar2011

      we all know who is in control in lebanon….the same ones who speak in the name of muslim unity and palestinian/arab brotherhood….

      this period in arab history only highlightes what many have known for years now, the pple who have called for palestinian liberation and arab/muslim unity are the same ones that divide it…. the bastards!

  • ghzayel

    what a shame !!!

    when the revolutions started unfolding at the beginning of the year 2011 throughout tunisia, egypt, yemen, libya, bahrain, most of the neighboring countries instantly cut off their diplomatic relations with the embattled regimes and automatically took sides with the peoples making the revolutions; not only that but they set up special facilities at their respective borders to accomodate the influx of refugees fleeing the war zone and persecution.

    even most of the western world without any reservations, offered all kinds of support to the revolutionary populations

    that was a sign of healthy arab and world solidarity with the oppressed arab populations that was adopted almost everywhere EXCEPT IN LEBANON WHEREBY THE MAJORITY OF THE SYRIAN REFUGEES WERE PREVENTED FROM ENTERING LEBANON AND WERE TURNED BACK TO SYRIA WITHOUT OFFERING THEM ANY HELP TO FACE JAIL, TORTURE AND A PROBABLE DEATH.

    NOT ONLY THAT BUT THE SPEAKER OF THE PARLIAMENT DEMANDED FROM THE LEBANESE REPRESENTATIVE AT THE UN TO VOTE AGAINST ANY RESOLUTION CONDEMNING THE MASSACRE AGAINST THE SYRIAN PEOPLE WHILE SOME OTHER SHIA GROUPS ARE OFFERING THE SYRIAN REGIME ALL KINDS OF SUPPORT TO CRUSH ITS OWN POPULATION!!! IS THIS THE PROPER BEHAVIOUR BETWEEN ONE PEOPLE IN TWO BROTHERLY COUNTRIES???

    WHAT A SHAME!!!

    • antar2011

      we all know who is in control in lebanon….the same ones who speak in the name of muslim unity and palestinian/arab brotherhood….

      this period in arab history only highlightes what many have known for years now, the pple who have called for palestinian liberation and arab/muslim unity are the same ones that divide it…. the bastards!

  • Anonymous

    what a shame !!!

    when the revolutions started unfolding at the beginning of the year 2011 throughout tunisia, egypt, yemen, lybia, bahrain, most of the neighboring countries instantly cut their diplomatic relations with the embatled regimes and automatically took sides with the peoples in revolution; not only that but they set up special facilities at their respective borders to accomodate the influx of refugees fleeing the war zone and persecution.

    even most of the western world without any reservations, offered all kinds of support to the revolutionary populations

    that was a sign of healthy arab and world solidarity with the oppressed arab populations that was adopted almost everywhere EXCEPT IN LEBANON WHEREBY THE SYRIAN REFUGEES WERE PREVENTED FROM ENTERING LEBANON AND WERE TURNED BACK TO SYRIA WITHOUT OFFERING THEM ANY HELP TO FACE JAIL, TORTURE AND A PROBABLE DEATH.

    NOT ONLY THAT BUT THE SPEAKER OF THE PARLIAMENT DEMANDED FROM THE LEBANESE REPRESENTATIVE AT THE UN TO VOTE AGAINST ANY RESOLUTION CONDEMNING THE MASSACRE AGAINST THE SYRIAN PEOPLE WHILE SOME OTHER SHIA GROUPS ARE OFFERING THE SYRIAN REGIME ALL KINDS OF SUPPORT TO CRUSH ITS OWN POPULATION!!! IS THIS THE PROPER BEHAVIOUR BETWEEN TWO BROTHERLY COUNTRIES???

    WHAT A SHAME!!!

    • Anonymous

      we all know who is in control in lebanon….the same ones who speak in the name of muslim unity and palestinian/arab brotherhood….

      this period in arab history only highlightes what many have known for years now, the pple who have called for palestinian liberation and arab/muslim unity are the same ones that divide it…. the bastards!