Gunshots from Syria Fired at Akkar
Heavy gunshots were fired from Syria towards villages in the northern region of Akkar Friday night, creating a state of panic among the residents in the area, reported Voice of Lebanon radio on Saturday.
Several of them consequently moved to nearby villages in al-Rihanieh and Wadi Khaled to escape the gunshots.
Last week, a Lebanese army patrol was accidentally fired at by the Syrian army, also in the North at the Lebanese-Syrian border.
A 15-member unit from the Syrian army entered Lebanon near the northern town of al-Mwanseh as it was following shepherds along the Lebanese-Syrian border.
The Lebanese army soon arrived at the scene to inspect the affair.
The Syrian unit then accidentally fired at the army after it had mistaken its identity.
Over the past few months, hundreds of Syrian refugees had flooded into northern Lebanon to escape the crackdown against anti-regime protests.
In May, one woman was killed and several other people were wounded when gunshots were fired from Syria towards the town of al-Buqaia in the North.