Syrian military helicopters launched multiple raids on areas inside Lebanon near the border town of Arsal on Wednesday, witnesses and Lebanon's official news agency said. On Wednesday morning, helicopters carried out raids in the largely unpopulated mountainous areas on the outskirts of Arsal near the border with Syria, witnesses told AFP. It was unclear if there were any casualties in the attacks, which Lebanon's National News Agency said hit the areas of Khirbet Yunin and Wadi Ajram. Later on Wednesday afternoon, NNA reported additional raids around Arsal, which it said had caused injuries, but gave no details.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia is unlikely to pull back its military forces in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, analysts and former Obama administration officials say, forcing the United States and Europe into a more limited strategy of trying to prevent President Vladimir Putin from making advances elsewhere in the former Soviet republic.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee is recalling a former Internal Revenue Service official who refused to answer questions about the agency's tea party controversy at a hearing last spring. But it's unclear whether she will answer questions this time, either.