Syria Warns It May Strike Lebanon
Assad's regime says rebels are crossing back and forth over border
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2013 10:38 AM CDT
A Syrian fuel tanker which was set on fire late Thursday by anti-Syrian regime protesters, lies in ruins in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon, earlier today.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – With Syrian militants crossing back and forth across the northern Lebanon border, the Syrian foreign ministry has told Lebanon to put a stop to it or else face military strikes, reports Reuters via the Christian Science Monitor. "Syrian forces have so far exercised restraint from striking at armed gangs inside Lebanese territory," says the Syrian diplomatic cable, adding that "patience is not unlimited." The Syrian war has driven about a million Syrians seeking shelter into Lebanon, a country of 4 million people.

Meanwhile, the New York Times takes a look at the "bitterly personal war" in Syria, as lightly armed rebels and the Syrian military fight for control of a four-lane "death highway" connecting Hama and Aleppo. Opposition militants have taken control over much of northern Syria and are trying to choke out government forces, clustered mostly in military bases in cities—but the process is brutally slow. "They believe in their fates, and that everything comes from God," says one opposition commander.

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ScribblinJack
Mar 16, 2013 11:49 AM CDT
Oh, great and mighty Sky God, we thank you for this bloodshed.
AnimeOtaku
Mar 16, 2013 10:33 AM CDT
In all of the YouTube videos of the Syrian War you have both the Syrian soldiers and the rebels chanting ALLAH AKBAR (God is great)!!! This proves what the late,great George Carlin had said of these kind of people: "Military cemeteries around the world are PACKED with brain washed,DEAD soldiers that believed God was on THEIR side! We pray to God to destroy our enemies.Our enemies pray to God to destroy US!!! Somebody has to be fucking wrong here!!! Could it be.....EVERYONE!!!!!!!????".
KimKendall
Mar 16, 2013 10:24 AM CDT
the US back rebels are using the same tactics as alqueda in afganistan. rebels are also using the israeli, turkey, and iraqi borders. america under a constitutional laywer's command is killing US citizens by decree. can anyone say obama is not a puppet of power