TRIPOLI, Lebanon: Syrian jetfighters flew several times Friday over the northern border region of Lebanon before carrying out raids on a hilltop castle in the Homs Gap in Syria, security sources said. The sources told The Daily Star the jets made several passes over the border regions of Wadi Khaled and Jabal Akroum starting 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Following the overflights, the planes proceeded north toward the Homs Gap, where they launched an air raid on Crac des Chevaliers, a crusader castle that sits atop a hill east of Tartus. [Link]