Lebanon army reports incursion by Free Syrian Army

Syrian rebels attacked a Lebanese army position overnight, the army said on Saturday, underscoring fears that fighting in the Syrian civil war will spill into other countries and stoke a wider conflict.

This comes amid fighting between government forces and rebels near the Syrian-Lebanese border and unrest near Turkish, Jordanian and Iraqi territories.

“For the second time in less than a week, a force from the Free Syrian Army enters the Lebanese territory in Jroud, Arsal area,” according to an army command statement reported by the official Lebanese news agency.

“They attacked overnight one of the Lebanese army positions backed by a large number of armed men without causing any injuries in the ranks of the Lebanese army,”

Military reinforcements have been deployed and are pursuing the attackers, who fled after the incursion, the army said.

“The leadership of the army confirms that it will not allow any party to use Lebanese territory in order to implicate Lebanon in the events of the neighboring countries,” the army said.

Syrian’s state-run news outlet, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), said fighting flared along the border Saturday.

It said an “armed terrorist group” suffered “heavy losses” from Syrian forces after it tried to infiltrate Syria from Lebanon. The incident occurred in the Multaka al-Nahrin area in Talkalakh in Syria’s Homs province.

“The armed forces killed and injured a number of the terrorists while the others fled into Lebanese lands,” SANA said.

Many Syrians fleeing the fighting between government and rebel forces have escaped to Lebanon. More than 73,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon have registered or are awaiting registration with the United Nations.

Along the Turkish border, in the northern town of Tal Abyad, government shelling forced rebel troops to vacate a recently-captured military police facility.

Turkey deployed military vehicles to its border with Syria across from Tal Abyad because of heavy fighting in the area, according to the semi-official Turkish Anadolu Agency.

Aleppo takes brunt of fighting

Government forces shelled five neighborhoods in the city of Aleppo, taking civilian lives, opposition activists said.

SANA said government forces killed “terrorists” in Aleppo and destroyed 40 opposition gun-mounted vehicles. Fighting has raged for weeks in Aleppo city, the most populous in Syria.

Thirteen of the 25 people killed in fighting across the country were killed 13 in Aleppo province, including nine during shelling Al-Muyasser neighborhood, the opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria said.

Government forces staged raids in Daraa province. Shelling and clashes engulfed Raqqa province, the site of Thursday’s dramatic airstrike on a gas station killing more than 50 people.

North Korea flight request via Iraq to Syria

Iraq rejected a request from North Korea to fly a plane through its airspace to Syria, an adviser to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told CNN on Friday.

Al-Maliki believed the plane would be carrying weapons, said adviser Ali al-Mousawi. Opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s rule fear arms may be shuttled to Syria’s government over Iraq’s airspace.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden asked Iraq for help in stopping weapons from reaching Syria, according to a statement released by his office, and stressed to the Iraqi prime minister “the need to prevent any state from taking advantage of Iraq’s territory or airspace to send weapons to Syria.”

Opposition figures disappear upon arrival in Syria

Two members of the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change, an opposition group, and a friend who came to pick them up disappeared shortly after leaving the airport in Damascus on Friday, the group said.

Syrian state news blamed terrorists for kidnapping the men.

CNN

  • salafiFalafil

    normal, they are fleeiing away from syria

    • saoudiAhbal

      george zabra, a self declared syrian opposition leader made a joke this morning by rectifying the information the Pope holds that assad protects christians in syrian by saying: the opposition muslim botherhood will abbreviate the christian suffering in syria under the dictatorship of assad by beheading them till exanguination the sunna halal way; i think a good name for such a stupid person

  • salafiFalafil

    noremal, they are fleeiing away from syria

    • saoudiAhbal

      george zabra, a self declared syrian opposition leader made a joke this morning by rectifying the information the Pope holds that assad protects christians in syrian by saying: the opposition muslim botherhood will abbreviate the christian suffering in syria under the dictatorship of assad by beheading them till exanguination the sunna halal way; i think a good name for such a stupid person

  • plummerjoe

    yes right!

  • plummerjoe

    yes right!

  • plummerjoe

    yes right!

  • Patience2

    Actually, it was likely a Hezboshaitan army post.

    • saoudiAhbal

      shaytan coming from old aramaic saytan is an adjective(old aramaic, hijazi arabic…..were very similar to arabic except they did not have punctuations and accents: thus the sh is pronounced s and the t is pronounced h: allah is allat; shaytan is sytan….). Thus sytan is an adjective, not a noun: hence your construction is erroneous. btw i cannot imagine in 21th century someone believing satanism exists. since we are talking linguistics, arab in arabic language is also solely used as an adjective: arabic language, arabic litterature, arabic camels….. arab as a word, please do use an arabic dictionary, means a bitch

  • Patience2

    Actually, it was likely a Hezboshaitan army post.

    • saoudiAhbal

      shaytan coming from old aramaic saytan is an adjective(old aramaic, hijazi arabic…..were very similar to arabic except they did not have punctuations and accents: thus the sh is pronounced s and the t is pronounced h: allah is allat; shaytan is sytan….). Thus sytan is an adjective, not a noun: hence your construction is erroneous. btw i cannot imagine in 21th century someone believing satanism exists. since we are talking linguistics, arab in arabic language is also solely used as an adjective: arabic language, arabic litterature, arabic camels….. arab as a word, please do use an arabic dictionary, means a bitch

      • Patience2

         To me shaitan is like a djinn, a spinner of dis-information and lies, a perfect fit for the Hezbians.

  • dateam

    or maybe it was a retaliation against OUR army for stopping a weapons shipment through lebanon recently???

  • dateam

    or maybe it was a retaliation against OUR army for stopping a weapons shipment through lebanon recently???

  • nagy_michael2

    Or is it the Syrian Army dressed as FSA to make the Lebanese army attack FSA the next time around. Why would FSA inflitrate Lebanon as if they’re already have full hands with the Syrian Army.. i think someone is trying to make FSA look bad. could it be Hezbollah and its supporters in the army?

    • saoudiAhbal

      do you wait in front of the baker’s to buy bread: your words reminds me of older women waiting in front of the bakery gossiping about right & left

      • nagy_michael2

        your name says it all “Ahbal” and wa-ktiir and himar metl nassrarallah. You just dumb as Nassrallah. he keep raising his fist in order to scare israel. little he remembered he was saved by condo rice..next  there is no one the next time around to save you from hell..

        • saoudiAhbal

          lol naguy coming from you i take it as elogious; wa iza ma atatka mazammatouka min nakisin, fahazi shahadatoun bi annaka kamilou

      • nagy_michael2

        your name says it all “Ahbal” and wa-ktiir and himar metl nassrarallah. You just dumb as Nassrallah. he keep raising his fist in order to scare israel. little he remembered he was saved by condo rice..next  there is no one the next time around to save you from hell..

  • nagy_michael2

    Or is it the Syrian Army dressed as FSA to make the Lebanese army attack FSA the next time around. Why would FSA inflitrate Lebanon as if they’re already have full hands with the Syrian Army.. i think someone is trying to make FSA look bad. could it be Hezbollah and its supporters in the army?

    • saoudiAhbal

      do you wait in front of the baker’s to buy bread: your words reminds me of older women waiting in front of the bakery gossiping about right & left

      • nagy_michael2

        your name says it all “Ahbal” and wa-ktiir and himar metl nassrarallah. You just dumb as Nassrallah. he keep raising his fist in order to scare israel. little he remembered he was saved by condo rice..next  there is no one the next time around to save you from hell..

        • saoudiAhbal

          lol naguy coming from you i take it as elogious; wa iza ma atatka mazammatouka min nakisin, fahazi shahadatoun bi annaka kamilou