NNA said that the airstrikes targeted Syrian refugee gatherings in the area between Ras Baalbek and Arsal.
NNA also noted that the wounded, among which are women and children , were transferred to the Universal Hospital and other Baalbek medical centers.
The mostly Muslim Sunni Arsal which supports the uprising against Syrian president Bashar al Assad has been repeatedly shelled by the Syrian regime .The most recent air raid on Arsal took place in June when a Syrian helicopter fired a series of missiles on the town which prompted the Lebanese Armed Forces to issue a rare warning against the Syrian regime.
Other border areas in the north and east have also been repeatedly shelled by the Syrian regime forces.
The repeated violations prompted President Michel Suleiman to urge Syria to respect Lebanon’s sovereignty and to file a complaint with the United Nations and the Arab League.
Despite the fact that Lebanon has adopted an official position of neutrality over the conflict, the country is sharply divided into pro- and anti-Assad camps.
The Hezbollah led March 8 alliance backs Assad, while the March 14 alliance backs the uprising.
Thousands of Hezbollah fighters who have been fighting alongside the forces loyal to Assad against the rebels seeking to end his family’s four-decade rule.
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