Syrian jets bombard Lebanon, significant escalation

Posted on March 18, 2013 • Filed under: Middle East, Tourist Warning

Syrian jets and helicopters have bombarded Lebanon with rockets in a “significant escalation” of the civil war in the region while opposition groups claim to have struck President Bashar al-Assad’s palace in Damascus as well as the international airport. The aerial bombardment by Assad’s regime is said to be due to the increasing incursions from the Lebanese territory through the Syrian border in order to assist the rebels. The rocket strike is believed to have caused some damage in the region but no casualties have been reported so far. The latest strike could heighten tensions between the two countries. Read Article

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