Mideast Lebanon Syria

May 17, 2011 - 6:27 AM
Lebanese army soldiers look to the western Syrian village of Talkalakh, as they took their position in the Wadi Khaled area, about one kilometer (0.6 miles) from the Lebanon-Syria border, north Lebanon, on Monday May 16, 2011. Carrying mattresses and bags of clothing, Syrians fleeing their homeland described a "catastrophic" scene Monday in a besieged border town that has been largely sealed off as the army tries to crush a two-month uprising. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)