Syrian troops cross into Lebanon, fire at security offices


Beirut, Lebanon – Syrian troops crossed into Lebanon Monday and fired randomly at the offices of General Security at the northern border crossing of Bqayaa, Lebanese security sources told The Daily Star.

The Syrian military force crossed into the country via Syria’s official border crossing, located a few meters away from Bqayaa, and also fired at the offices of a joint Lebanese Army task force tasked with protecting the border.

The offices as well as two cars were damaged in the incident.

The Syrian soldiers, who crossed 100 meters into the country and stayed in Lebanese territory for 30 minutes, warned their Lebanese counterparts not to allow armed men to shoot at Syria from the Bqayaa area and threatened to escalate their attack the next time should their instructions not be met.

Daily Star