Thousands of Syrian troops have amassed along the Lebanese border in what Damascus says is an effort to combat smuggling, Lebanese military sources said on Monday, stoking speculation and concern in Lebanon. A source in the Lebanese Army confirmed that Syrian forces had deployed in the northern region of Abbudiya, but he told The Daily Star, "There is no need to worry."
Excuse me, but.....10,000 troops massed on the Lebanese border to combat......smuggling?
What were these people allegedly smuggling?
Sorry, but this explanation just doesn't pass the "smell test".