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Middle East Encircled and alone, Lebanese village braces for Syrian assault

Tfail, located on a spit of land that extends into Syria, is surrounded by Syrian forces on three sides. Hezbollah, a regime ally, sits on the fourth side.

By Correspondent / April 23, 2014

Nicholas Blanford

Residents of a tiny, isolated village in eastern Lebanon are bracing for a feared incursion by Syrian troops and Hezbollah, with nowhere to flee because their only escape route has been sealed off.