20,000 Syrians cross into Lebanon after violence

July 19, 2012 19:01

BEIRUT - About 20,000 Syrians have traveled across the main border crossing into Lebanon over the past 24 hours, a Lebanese security source working at the border said, after heavy fighting tore through several districts of Damascus.

The number of Syrians who travel through the official Masnaa border crossing usually hovers around 5,000 per day, the source said.

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