BEIRUT, Lebanon — Refugees poured into Arsal, a Lebanese town in the Bekaa Valley near Syria, on Saturday amid reports that a battle was beginning along the mountainous border, a sign that the government was broadening its offensive against rebel strongholds.
BEIRUT -- Thousands of Syrian refugees have poured into Lebanon over the past two days as fighting between government forces and rebels has flared near the border, a local official said Saturday.
The Syrian conflict has been sending ripples across the middle east, with Lebanon coming under an avalanche of both migration, economic problems and increased militant activity. Natalia Gumenyuk, VR correspondent in Beirut and Lebanon answered our questions.
BEIRUT -- Just inside the door of a health clinic that treats Syrian refugees, in a secluded residential neighborhood, sits a padlocked box with the United Nations logo on the side.