Syrian troops on Wednesday crossed into Lebanon’s eastern border region of Masharee Al-Qaa and planted mines around the home of a local resident before withdrawing, a security official told AFP. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the troops entered some 300 meters (yards) inside Lebanese territory and placed the mines outside the home of Mohammad Akeel. It was unclear why Akeel was targeted. 

The Syrian army has in the past planted mines along its side of the border but Wednesday’s incursion marks the first time it has entered Lebanese territory to do so. [Link]