100 Syrians are detained
Lebanon’s army says it has detained more than 100 Syrians for illegal entry into the country, following a series of bombings that shook a village near the border with Syria. The raids were conducted early yesterday in six areas in the Baalbek region, which has many informal refugee settlements. They came hours after a series of explosions, including at least six suicide bombings, rocked the mainly Christian village of Qaa near the Syrian border. Five people were killed and nearly 30 were wounded in the blasts, including one outside the church where people had gathered for funerals. The state-run National News Agency says the funerals have been postponed for security concerns. Lebanon’s Hezbollah group also said it was postponing a religious event in Beirut.