A ship transporting Syrian families crossed Lebanese territorial waters on Wednesday, landing near the port of Mina, in Tripoli.

Passengers jumped into the water and swam ashore. According to some sources, the boat, which was bound for Cyprus, was denied entry by Cypriot authorities and redirected to Lebanon.

The continuous influx of Syrian migrants is a growing concern for both Lebanon and Cyprus. Both countries have urged the United Nations to find a comprehensive and lasting solution to this issue.


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