Syrian jets airstrike near Lebanese border

imgSyrian warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes near a Lebanese border town on Wednesday, officials said, the latest spillover of Syria’s civil war into its neighbour.

Lebanese state media said at least three strikes hit near the town of Arsal in Lebanon’s eastern Bekaa valley, 12 km from the Syrian border. One blasts wounded a Syrian refugee woman and girl, said a resident.

Arsal’s residents strongly support the Syrian rebels, who regularly use the surrounding rugged hills as a supply route into Syria. It lies just across from the rugged Qalamoun region, where forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have been on the offensive since February 2014, trying to seize the rebel-held town of Yabroud.

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