Syrian Government Airstrike Kills 9 Near Volatile Lebanese Border

on August 03 2013 11:36 AM
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Demonstrators chant slogans and wave Syrian opposition flags as they march during a protest in Yabroud, near Damascus February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Teem Al-Abdullah/Shaam News Network

A Syrian government air strike on Saturday has killed nine people and wounded nine others in an attack near its unstable border with Lebanon, the Associated Press reported.

The official Lebanese National News Agency described the strike as targeting a “gathering of displaced Syrians.”

Warplanes had targeted the Syrian town of Yabroud, which is held by rebels. Lebanese villages nearby were also thought to house Syrians who fled from government attacks in June.

Allies and supply lines in Lebanon are key for both sides in the Syrian civil war.

In a rare military victory, rebels also captured an arms depot near Damascus on Saturday, annexing weapons and ammo from the regime, according to activists.

More than 100,000 people have been killed since violence in Syria began. 

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