Syrian refugees from Arsal barred from entering Syria


masnaa  Syrian refugeesVehicles transporting   about 2000 Syrian refugees from the border town of Arsal to Syria were refused entry into their own country late Thursday and were forced to return to Lebanon from the Masnaa border crossing ,  National News Agency reported on Thursday.

NNA added that the refugees were likely barred from entering Syria because they didn’t carry proper documents.

General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim said earlier Thursday that any Syrian who had legally entered the country could now go back to Syria through the crossing. He added  that Syrians who had entered the country illegally would have “to settle their situation before they would be allowed to leave.”

The Syrian families had been living in and around Arsal to escape fighting in their home country.



4 responses to “Syrian refugees from Arsal barred from entering Syria”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Too weird. Just too weird. The old home town doesn’t look quite the same, and the ISIS crowd just went there … you want to follow??
    But perhaps running around like chickens with a head off is what ISIS wants anyway.
    ARSAL, Lebanon: At least 30 charred bodies were discovered at a Syrian refugee camp near the northeastern border town of Arsal after a lull in fighting between the Lebanese Army and jihadists, a security source said Thursday. (tent-burning)
    The source said civilians counted at least 30 bodies at the informal refugee camp dubbed “Bdadine-4” near Wadi Hmeid, on Arsal’s outskirts.
    They were apparently killed by shell fire during the fighting that pitted Lebanese troops against jihadists from the Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS). ISIS militants withdrew from Arsal Thursday following a 90-minute battle with the Lebanese Army that ended shortly after midnight. (retreated WITH prisoners – shooting all the way)
    U.N. refugee agency says Arsal is home to 42,000 registered Syrian refugees.
    They got 3 trucks into it Thursday night.

  2. Leborigine Avatar

    Great!! That is just freakin great. As if we need more non Lebanese in Lebanon!

  3. nagy_michael2 Avatar

    And I thought crazy Syrian ambassador said why build a camp for them near the syrian lebanese border while they can go back to Syria and live safe. well no wander the Sunnis are fed up because they can’t put with the bullshit and ruthless regime of Bashar and Nassrallah. I hope the isis and hezbollah and syrian regime wipe each other out. then we can live in some kind of peace. Maybe jumblatt will change his mind again and becomes M14th

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      Oh, we can count on Jumblatt flopping again. It’s a habit. :-)))

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