TRIPOLI, Lebanon, March 16 (Xinhua) -- The Syrian army has reinforced its posts on the border with Lebanon, eyewitnesses in the Lebanese northern area of Wadi Khaled said Saturday.
The eyewitnesses told Xinhua that the reinforcement took place all along the downstream of the Nahr Al Kabir area which separates Lebanon from Syria.
On Friday, Syrian shells targeted a school and a house in the Akkar towns of Qashlaq and Hekr Jannin respectively, but left no casualties and caused only material damage.
Damascus announced Thursday that its forces would fire into Lebanon if "terrorist gangs" continued to infiltrate Syria.
"These past 36 hours, armed terrorist gangs have infiltrated the Syrian territory in large numbers from Lebanon," said a letter sent by Syria to the Lebanese Foreign Affairs Ministry.
It added that "Syrian forces are showing restraint by not striking these gangs inside Lebanese territory to prevent them crossing into Syria, but this will not go on indefinitely."
Lebanese President Michel Suleiman said Saturday that Lebanon's stability depends "on all of us ... not sending militants to Syria and not receiving them," adding that "we must commit ourselves to neutrality."
Suleiman said he had tasked Lebanon's army with "the arrest of any militants intending to fight in Syria, whether for the opposition or not."