Report: Syria seizes Lebanese boat, kill fisherman

By REUTERS
January 21, 2012 15:20

 
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TRIPOLI - Syrian forces killed one Lebanese fisherman and wounded another when they seized their boat off the Lebanese-Syrian coast on Friday, a relative said.

The area is known for smuggling and Syrian security services have become especially sensitive to contraband runs since a revolt against President Bashar Assad erupted 10 months ago.

Residents in Lebanon's northern coastal town of Arida said they heard gunfire and later saw a Syrian boat pulling the Lebanese fishing boat toward the nearby Syrian port of Tartous.

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