Hundreds of Syrian families flee daily into Lebanon, newspaper reports

As-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported on Tuesday that, on a daily basis, more than one hundred families are fleeing Syria and taking refuge into Lebanon.

The report said that these displacements are caused by Syrian security forces besieging the borderline villages. They also perform arrests of men under the age of fifty as well as vandalize these communities.

A well informed anonymous source also told the daily that a Syrian citizen, who was wounded two days ago while being maltreated by Syrian security forces, arrived to Rahhal hospital in Akkar for treatement.

The source added that rallies in support of the Syrian people will be taking place on Tuesday night in different Lebanese villages and it is likely that the Syrians that have taken refuge in these villages join the protests.

Lebanon's political scene is split between supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, led by Hezbollah, and a pro-Western camp formed by March 14 parties.

Assad’s troops have cracked down on protests against almost five decades of Baath Party rule which broke out mid-March, killing over 2,000 people and triggering a torrent of international condemnation.

-NOW Lebanon

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