Death toll in Lebanon clashes rises to 7; 30 wounded

By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
June 2, 2012 17:40

The death toll in clashes taking place in Lebanon between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad rose to seven, in addition to 30 wounded.

A Reuters journalist said the sides fired machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades at each other and that the army moved into the area with armored vehicles to try and quell the violence, but did not open fire.

Residents said the fatalities included civilians caught in the crossfire and that a Lebanese soldier was among the wounded. Sporadic fighting raged since the early hours of the morning.

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