Thursday, July 21, 2011

The flight of Syrian's to a small Lebanese village

Knaysse is a small village bordering Lebanon and Syria. Syrian refugees are escaping here.

Previously unknown, Knaysse is where Syrian army deserters are sheltering. They are hiding in this village, out of fear of being arrested by Lebanese authorities and sent back to Syria.

Residents of Heet, a small (mainly Sunni) village located on the border with Lebanon has recently come under intense Syrian military crackdown. The spreading of violence to this village demonstrates how widespread the opposition to President Assad has become. These residents have also escaped to Knaysse.

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