Syrians fleeing violence pour into Lebanon

Syrians fleeing violence pour into Lebanon
Monday, October 3, 2011 - 8:20am

People fleeing the violence in Syria are pouring across the country's mountainous border into Lebanon. The Lebanese border town of Wadi Khaled has become a refuge for thousands of Syrians. But despite escaping across the border, many complain that they are still not safe from Syrian authorities who, they say, have infiltrated Lebanon.

The United Nations says 2700 people have been killed and thousands more imprisoned since Syrians rose up against their president six months ago. Nearly 4000 displaced Syrian refugees have registered with the United Nations refugee agency in north Lebanon, but the refugees say their numbers are closer to 6000.

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