Syrian clashes spill across into Lebanon

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In this citizen journalism image taken on Saturday, March 24, 2012 and provided by Edlib News Network ENN, a Syrian woman reacts outside her house which attacked by Syrian government forces shelling at Sarmeen town in Idlib province, northern Syria. Syrian activists say troops are shelling rebel-held neighborhoods in the central city of Homs with at least five people seriously wounded. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS HANDOUT PHOTO

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security officials say clashes in Syria have spilled across the border into Lebanon.

Two Lebanese officials, one from the police and another from the military, say the clashes on the Syrian side of the border started on Tuesday afternoon in the Mashareaa al-Qaa area.

Both officials said bullets struck the Lebanese side of the border. But the officials said no troops have crossed over into Lebanon.

The U.N. says more than 8,000 people have been killed in Syria's yearlong uprising. There are concerns that the conflict could cause a regional conflagration.

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BEIRUT (AP) — An activist group says Syrian security forces have killed 10 people as the regime pushes to retake areas still under rebel control.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says four people died in Tuesday's attacks in the northwestern Idlib province. The government recently recaptured the provincial capital, also called Idlib, after it was under rebel control for months.

The Observatory also says six people were killed Tuesday in the Damascus suburbs of Zabadani and Douma, the central city of Homs and in the eastern region of Deir el-Zour.

Syria's uprising has become increasingly militarized, with many in the opposition taking up arms in self-defense or to fight the government.

The U.N. says more than 8,000 people have been killed in the yearlong conflict.