As Syrian rebel factions continue to lose ground to the military, fighting increasingly spills over to neighboring countries. This puts civilians on both sides of the border in the line of fire, resulting in deaths in both Turkey and Lebanon.
Two people were killed in Turkey, and four others wounded by Syrian military fire at the border near the Kilis refugee camp. Turkey’s government claims that the attack deliberately targeted the camp, but earlier reports suggested that it was simply fire that strayed across the border.
Meanwhile, Syrian troops attacked and killed a TV cameraman in neighboring Lebanon, firing across the border between the two nations. The incident occurred in Wadi Khaled, an area frequently used by Syrian rebels to hide from Assad’s forces and stage attacks into Syrian territory.
People with the camera crew said they explained to the Syrian troops that they weren’t fighters. Syrian state media reported that a nearby border post had come under attack shortly before the shooting.
Such incidents will surely embarrass the Syrian military, particularly coming just days before a scheduled ceasefire. But as fighting moves out of central cities and into the border regions, Turkey and Lebanon, too, could be dragged into the maelstrom.
7 thoughts on “Syria War Spills Across Borders into Turkey, Lebanon”
If the "friends of Syria” want war, then lets give them a war. They were stupid enough to start this mess which have made things messier in middle east, so lets make the entire thing into a regional war, a war from Lebanon to Pakistan, thats is what Paul Wolfowitz wants, that is what the present US democratic party wants and that is what the Israel is glad to have.
Look, Every US president have had a war in his name, US is a war machine, this warmongering has developed into a genetic and a real social problems which make the politicians to ask, demand for wars with anyone on any baseless ground doing it to protect the US interests, the question of "US interests” is not about the "american people interests", is about bankers, Oil companies, the senators whom are making money investing in wars, the 1% or 5% of those whom are the owners of the US – EU war machinery, these people are sick, they laugh at democrats and liberals alike, these people think that democracy is for "average people" to think about not them because they don't see themselves as average, Saudis, UAE, Turkey, France, Germany, England, Sweden and rest of the NATO countries with present rightwing, neo fascist regimes are working for the 1% and 5% interests. So they help Jihadis, mercenaries, the military adviser personal to these terrorist in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon paving the way for Israel for to attack yet start another war starting in Lebanon, to divide more of the people in middle east, paying these terrorist, using the religious, ethnics, and tribes against each other so the western militarism regimes can have a war. Close the democratic party, there is no democracy coming out of this reversed political party.
Let people have a chance to talk and exchange their views without being involved military. As long as these regimes with Hillary Clinton, or Cameron, or Sarkozi and others as negotiating partner are involved, people around the world will witness the situation in middle east getting worse by the day, people will witness more wars and the third world war sooner then they think.
If anything ever looked like a deliberate escalation meant to derail a peace process, this is it:
Attacking and killing 6 soldiers on a boarderpost and retreating and attracting fire into a refugee camp across the boarder in a country allready on the brink of military intervention and furthermore a member of NATO. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-ea…
How long will Israel hold off invading Lebanon in order to 'restore stability'? Not all of Lebanon, mind you, just the coast up to the Syrian border. With all that oil and gas lying offshore in 'disputed' territorial waters, and gas prices heading upwards, what's the downside?
I don't think these little incidents justify the shocking headline at all.
This is the window that the snakes in Turkey are hoping for.
But…but…but…I thought that Assad was such a nice guy…and so misunderstood and all that. Oh, never mind. It's the rebels that are doing this. Assad is still a saint. I get it now.
Who said he is a saint. Gadhaffi wasn't either and you tellme if Libya is better off now.
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