Syrian army closes a border crossing with Lebanon


MTV reported on Tuesday that the Syrian army erected barbed wire fences at the Qubayah crossing on the northern border with Lebanon to prevent refugees from the town of Tall Kalakh and the surrounding area from reaching Lebanon’s Wadi Khaled area

The movement of displaced families across the border has stopped except for “some instances of crossing at illegal crossings,” the report said.

Gunfire can be heard on the Syrian side of the border and emergency workers took two critically wounded people to Lebanese hospitals in the morning, the station added.

Hundreds of Syrians fleeing violence in their hometowns have poured into the Wadi Khaled area of northern Lebanon, coming on foot from Syrian villages near the border such as Tall Kalakh.

Syrians crossing the border from Talkalakh into Lebanon Hundreds have fled the violence in Talkalakh and attempted to cross the border into Lebanon

At least seven people were killed in Talkalakh, western Syria, on Sunday during a crackdown by security forces, activists have said.

Up to 850 people, including women and children, have been killed and at least 8,000 arrested in the Syrian regime’s crackdown on widespread protests, according to rights groups. Now Lebanon , BBC