Syrian jet fires missile at Lebanese town

AP News
Posted: Apr 03, 2013 6:57 AM

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's official news agency says a Syrian jet has fired a missile that slammed into a house on the outskirts of a Lebanese border town.

The National News Agency says the attack hit the edge of the town of Arsal on the Lebanese side of the frontier on Wednesday. The report said there were no casualties, although the strike did cause material damage.

Lebanon has been on edge since the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad began more than two years ago.

Lebanese gunmen supporting opposing sides of the Syrian conflict have frequently clashed in Lebanon, raising concerns that fighting could spread and reignite Lebanon's explosive sectarian mix.

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Walter E. Williams

Arsal is a Sunni Muslim town that has backed opposition fighters in Syria. Arms smuggling into Syria is widespread in the area.