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Our Lady of the Castle Monastery Target of Syria Attacks

Shells fired Sunday morning from Syria appear to have targeted Our Lady of the Castle Maronite monastery in the town of Menjez in the Akkar district near the Lebanese Syrian border , National News Agency reported.

"A large number of shells coming from the Syrian side landed on Lebanese border villages and towns adjacent to the Al-Kabir River. The town of Menjez where the Christian Maronite monastery Our Lady of the Castle is located witnessed the most intense shelling resulting in the displacement of many residents who headed for safer areas," NNA reported.

Al-Noura, and Al-Kawashra villages were also shelled "The residents reiterated their call on officials to protect them against the Syrian shelling and put an end to the violations of Lebanese sovereignty." NNA reported .

Syrian troops have been violating Lebanese territory on regular basis . Last Saturday they entered Lebanon and kidnapped two Lebanese nationals in the Al-Dawra area in the Hermel town of Masharee al-Qaa.

The current Lebanese government is dominated by Hezbollah and was reportedly made in Syria.

Hezbollah has been supporting the crackdown by the Syrian regime of president Bashar al Assad ever since the 18 month uprising by the Syrian people began . Over 25,000 people have been killed so far, mostly civilians.


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