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Syrian shells claim Lebanese lives

Syrian shells claim Lebanese lives
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The conflict in Syria has once again spilled over the border into Lebanon. Mortar fire from the Syrian army has hit villages in northern Lebanon, killing a man, a woman and a 16-year-old girl.

Scores more are said to have been injured in the overnight attack in the Wadi Klaed region.

While Beirut is playing down the idea of regular clashes along the border, rebels do often cross into Lebanon and there have been several incidents as President Bashar al-Assad’s forces pursue them.

Funerals for the latest victims were quickly organised amid renewed fears Lebanon will be drawn deeper into the troubles of a neighbour that has long dominated the Mediterranean nation.

There have been frequent clashes between pro and anti Assad Lebanese in the capital and in other areas.