Syrian gunfire targets a Lebanese residential area


A residential area near the borders with Syria was targeted by gunfire from the Syrian side today. Two houses in the northern Lebanese border town of Al-Dababiya were reportedly hit with bullets coming from neighboring Syria National News Agency reported.

This is not the first incident along the Lebanese Syrian border

Antoine al-Hajj A Lebanese man was wounded on Monday when Syrian troops opened fire at him and 3 others as they were skiing in Mount Hermon in the Rashayya district, National News Agency reported.

Less than a month ago Al-Jadeed cameraman, Ali Shaaban was killed on the Lebanese side of the Syrian borders reportedly by Syrian army troops . Shaaban was gunned down as he was trying to film a report on the northern border with Syria

Al Jadeed (New ) TV reporter Hussein Khreis and cameraman Abdul Tabaja were also wounded in the attack.

Lebanon’s Al-Jadeed satellite television on April 9 accused the Syrian army of killing Shaaban, saying it opened fire on the crew which was on Lebanon’s side of the border.

Al Jadeed owner Tahseen Khayyat told the station that the Syrian army attack was “deliberate and was not an accident,” stressing that “the vast number of bullets that riddled the car confirm that , adding ” we do not need at all an investigation from the Syrian side on this subject ”

In an interview with the channel Khayat said “we received many threats from the Syrian regime, but we will not give in, and will remain behind the truth .”

Khreis told the channel: “If you see the car you would think it was in a war zone.”