Syrian jets target outskirts of Arsal, one killed

Photo: Syrian jets target outskirts of Arsal, one killed
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A Syrian boy was killed on Friday and several injured in five air raids staged by the Syrian regime on the outskirts of the eastern border town of Arsal, AFP reported.

Media reports said that the raid targeted the Wadi al-Ajram area, 7 kilometers into the Lebanese depth.

The state-run National News Agency reported that the Syrian jets targeted militants in Wadi al-Zumrani, Wadi Ata and Wadi al-Ajram.

A Syrian family, comprised of a father and three children, was passing in the area when the raid took place.

One of the children was killed while the father and the two other children were severely wounded.

NNA said that the injured were transferred to al-Rahma field hospital in Arsal.

Later LBCI said that the air raids wounded 17 people.

Arsal, near the border with Syria, is a Sunni town where residents support the rebels fighting President Bashar Assad's forces. The town also hosts tens of thousands of Syrian refugees.

Ever since the Syrian revolt erupted in March 2011, Arsal has become a key conduit for refugees and wounded people fleeing strife-torn Syria.

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