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Syrian warplanes hit area near Lebanese border, casualties rushed for treatment to Lebanon


This citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrians inspecting a burnt bus after a missile fired by Syrian government aircraft hit the vehicle in the rebel-held neighborhood of al-Bab in Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The bus was full of people when it was struck, setting it on fire and killing several people, activists said.. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center AMC) (The Associated Press)

Lebanese media say Syrian warplanes have bombed an area near the two countries' shared border, wounding at least 10 people who were rushed to hospital to a nearby Lebanese town.

The state-run National News Agency says the air raid struck near the Lebanese town of Arsal, where thousands of Syrians have fled to escape their country's civil war over the past months.

Two Arsal residents said a wounded woman brought to the town after Wednesday's air raid had died. They said three others are in critical condition. The residents spoke on condition of anonymity, fearing for their safety.

Arsal is on the other side of Syria's rugged Qalamoun region where the government has been on the offensive for weeks, capturing a number of towns and villages in the area.