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Syrian troops close border crossing with Lebanon amid heavy clashes with rebels

Lebanese media say Syrian troops have closed a border crossing into Lebanon amid heavy clashes with rebels in the area.

The state-run National News Agency says the fighting across the frontier in Syria on Thursday was so intense that stray bullets and rockets landed on the Lebanese side, in the region of Wadi Khaled.

NNA had no word on whether anyone was killed in the fighting but at least five wounded were brought across the border into Lebanon for treatment.

The report also says Syrian troops closed the Bqaiaa crossing because of the fighting.

Syrian troops have been on the offensive over the past months in areas close to the Lebanese border, aiming to cut rebel supply lines across the porous boundary.