Author Topic: War victims flee back to Syria as refugee camp in Lebanon is burned to the ground by invading Islamic State fighters  (Read 192 times)

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Refugees taking shelter in Lebanon from violent jihadists have turned around and headed back into war-torn Syria after insurgents launched repeated attacks across the border.

The fleeing victims of the Syrian civil war were seen yesterday at the border town of Arsal, picking through the remains of a refugee camp which Islamist fighters burned to the ground.

Having previously thought of Lebanon as a relatively safe haven from the long-running civil war between Syria dictator Bashar Assad and hard-line Muslim forces in the country, the Syrian victims found themselves in the firing line earlier this week after new attacks.
Fleeing: Syrian refugees gather their effects and head back to their homeland after jihadists made incursions into Lebanon
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Fleeing: Syrian refugees gather their effects and head back to their homeland after jihadists made incursions into Lebanon
Driving away: The convoy of cars and vans is pictured waiting in Arsal, which was captured by the jihadists last week before being won back by Lebanese forces
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Driving away: The convoy of cars and vans is pictured waiting in Arsal, which was captured by the jihadists last week before being won back by Lebanese forces
Razed: The Arsal refugee camp, pictured, was burned down by the invading militants
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Razed: The Arsal refugee camp, pictured, was burned down by the invading militants
Lives destroyed, again: Children look on at the damaged remains of the tents where they had lived
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Lives destroyed, again: Children look on at the damaged remains of the tents where they had lived
Collateral: In the background surviving tents can be seen, but the damage was too much for the refugees, who made the decision to head back to Syria
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Collateral: In the background surviving tents can be seen, but the damage was too much for the refugees, who made the decision to head back to Syria

Today a new wave of Jihadists attacked the village of Kfar Qouq, but were forced back by armed locals.

Some of the fighters are thought to be members of the Islamic State (IS) group, despite their strongholds being hundreds of miles away in the north-east of Syria and parts of Iraq.

Lebanese security sources said the jihadist forces had also been under attack from Syrian government forces that day.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2720755/War-victims-flee-Syria-refugee-camp-Lebanon-burned-ground-invading-Islamic-State-fighters.html

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