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Lebanon-Syria border 'almost empty' after new restrictions

New restrictions on Syrians entering Lebanon have come into effect, further slowing the flow of asylum seekers trying to escape the war.

Previously, travel between the two countries was largely unrestricted, but now Syrians will have to obtain a visa.

Reporting from the road leading to the Masnaa crossing in the Bekaa Valley, the BBC's Carine Torbey said the highway was "almost empty" following the new restrictions.

  • 05 Jan 2015
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