Lebanese protesters prevent diesel and kerosene tanker trucks from crossing to Sryia

Lebanon's state-run news agency says protesters have closed two major roads in northern Lebanon to prevent fuel tankers from crossing into Syria.

National News Agency says the protesters on Wednesday blocked the roads leading to Arida and Dabousiyeh.

Witnesses say the roads were blocked with rocks and barriers preventing even civilian cars from reaching the crossing points.

The protests come a day after Lebanon's energy ministry denied reports that government-owned refineries were sending diesel to Syria.

The protesters say the some diesel exported to Syria is being used by regime tanks in the country's civil war that has killed nearly 70,000 people.

Syria is suffering a major crisis of gasoline and diesel because of the war.