Syrians flee to Lebanon amid new offensive

Nearly 1,000 families escape to Lebanon in 24 hours as government forces try to capture border areas.

    Approximately 1,000 Syrian families have escaped to Lebanon in the last two days as fighting has increased in the town of Qarah on the Syrian-Lebanese border.

    Syrian military has launched an offensive in an attempt to close an opposition supply route from Lebanon. Government forces appear to be trying to regain control of the whole border with the country.

    Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Arsal in Lebanon.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Meet the hardline group willing to do anything, including going against their government, to claim land for Israel.