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Syrian air raids hit Lebanese border

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The town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
The town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, Lebanon Reuters/Hassan Abdallah

Latest reports from Syria say government forces have launched air raids right up to Lebanon's border town of Arsal. Observers say this is a significant advance in the Assad regime's drive to seal the Lebanese border and sever rebel supply lines. Earlier this week, Syria exchanged cross-border shelling with Israel. RFI spoke to Mona Yacoubian, a Middle East expert, about whether these attacks are likely to further escalate. 

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