Lebanese forces stop weapons shipment to Syria, source says

April 14, 2011 15:51


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BEIRUT - Lebanese border police detained two people trying to drive cars filled with weapons into Syria, where mass protests have been challenging Syrian President Bashar Assad's rule, security sources said on Thursday.

"The cars had AK-47s, semi-automatic weapons, and some bombs," one security source said. The men, a Lebanese and a Syrian, were detained late on Wednesday in the border area of the eastern Bekaa Valley.

Syrian authorities blame "armed groups" and "infiltrators" for provoking the unrest which started in the south of the country nearly a month ago before spreading, most recently to the second city, Aleppo.

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