Confirmed: Syrian warplanes bomb northern Lebanon - US





A US State Department official has confirmed that Syrian warplanes attacked and bombed a section of northern Lebanon today.

Victoria Nuland told reporters at a press briefing that Syrian jets and helicopters fired rockets into northern Lebanon.

Nuland condemned the attack and described it as “a significant escalation” of the conflict.



  
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Liverpool edge Norwich to extend EPL lead

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