Syria's conflict is spilling into neighbouring Lebanon as the Syrian regime's forces struck a Lebanese village on Saturday. Five rebels who fled Syria seeking shelter in Lebanon were killed in the attack.
According to reports, artillery shells fired from Syria killed two Lebanese civilians as well. One of the civilians killed was a woman while 10 others were wounded. A girl child who was badly wounded in the attack was taken to hospital.
Lebanese army officials confirmed the bombing but did not say anything about the number of people killed or their nationalities.
Although there were previous reports that Syrian rebels who tried to cross the border illegally were chased and killed by Assad forces, shelling from a Syrian base has taken the violence to a new level.
According to a Reuters report, several bombs hit farm buildings in the Wadi Khaled region of Lebanon leaving the residents shell-shocked. Gunfire was also reported in the region.
Wadi Khaled is the place where many Syrian insurgents as well as civilians have taken refuge.
Reports suggest children may also have been injured in the attack; villagers were fleeing the place fearing more such attacks.
Constant frictions have been reported on the Syria-Lebanon border. For a long time, fears have been running high that the Syrian violence could spread to neighbouring countries.
Syrians, fleeing the Assad regime's brutalities, have been taking refuge in the once-friendly neighbouring Turkey while reports of violence have been emerging from the Syria-Turkey border. Syrians have also been taking refuge in other neighbouring countries including Iraq and Jordan.
Inside Syria itself, there is no end to the carnage. More than 50 people have been killed in an attack in the city of Aleppo near capital Damascus.
The Associated Press quoted the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying it is the "most violent" shelling so far, since the army started taking over the rebel area.
According to opposition activists, not less than 15,000 people have been killed so far in the more-than-a-year-long uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. The uprising initially started off as an unarmed insurrection but has gradually turned into an armed conflict.