Syrian warplane attacks Lebanese border area

At least nine people reported killed as jet hits rebel-held Syrian town just across the border from Lebanon's Arsal.

    A Syrian warplane has struck targets near the border with Lebanon, killing at least nine people and wounding nine others, Lebanon's state-run news agency said.

    A Lebanese security official in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa region confirmed Saturday's airstrike, adding that those killed included six members of the same family.

    The official, who spoke on customary condition of anonymity in line with regulations, also said the attack targeted the rebel-held Syrian town of Yabroud just across the border from the Lebanese town of Arsal.

    The area is known to house many refugees from the Syrian town of Qusayr, which was captured by Syrian forces in June following battles that destroyed much of the town.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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