Free Syrian Army Seeking Refuge in Lebanon

(Ha'aretz) Zvi Bar'el - Pictures on opposition websites show Free Syrian Army soldiers crossing into northern Lebanon carrying people wounded in the fighting in Syria. A field hospital has been set up to treat rebel casualties in the Lebanese city of Tripoli, 80 km. from the Syrian city of Homs. In the Wadi Khaled area of Lebanon, right on the border, the Free Syrian Army has set up logistics bases, a communications center and stations for smuggling weapons and ammunition. The Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar reports that al-Qaeda people have traveled to Lebanon from Libya and Iraq and are already "surveying the territory and examining possibilities for starting to act against the Syrian regime."

2012-02-08 00:00:00

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