Lebanon New Year celebratory gunfire kills Syrian refugee

Celebratory gunshots to mark the New Year killed a Syrian woman in eastern Lebanon and damaged a parked aeroplane at Beirut airport on Friday, state media and a company source said. Stray bullets from such gunfire are a source of constant worry across the country, but Lebanese authorities have struggled to stamp out the often deadly tradition. The Syrian refugee died “after being wounded in the head by a stray bullet” that fell on her camp in the eastern town of Baalbek, the National News Agency said. In the run-up to the New Year’s Eve celebrations, security forces on social media had repeate…

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