BEIRUT, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's President Michel Suleiman slammed on Tuesday the Syrian air raids on the outskirts of Lebanon's border, saying such raids are "unacceptable."
"The raids inside the Lebanese territories are considered as a violation of Lebanese sovereignty," said a statement issued by Suleiman's media office.
He tasked Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour with sending a letter of protest to Syria against the raids, the statement said.
He added that the letter aimed at preventing "the Syrian side from repeating such operations."
Syrian warplanes on Monday hit targets in Lebanon's northeastern Bekaa town of Arsal near the border with Syria, according to local media.
The shelling came just days after Damascus warned Beirut to stop militants from allegedly crossing the border to join rebels in Syria.
In a letter of protest earlier this month, Damascus warned that its forces would fire toward Lebanon if "terrorist cells" continued to sneak into the country.