A 75-year-old Lebanese woman was killed on Wednesday morning by Syrian fire as she was sitting by a mosque in the border region between Syria and Lebanon, Reuters report. Her daughter, who was sitting next to her, was seriously injured.
Halima Suleiman Karbi was shot in the head and her daughter, aged 33, was hit in the stomach. The two women were rushed to the nearest hospital where Karbi died of her injuries.
Last month a 40-year-old man was injured when a group of Lebanese skiers came under fire from across the border with Syria. The group of skiers were skiing on Mount Hermon. Its summit straddles the border between Syria and Lebanon.
A Lebanese television cameraman was also killed by gunfire from Syrian troops across the border in April.
Rights groups estimates that Syrian troops have killed more than 10,000 people since the beginning of the uprising last year. The United Nations refugee agency says 24,000 Syrians have fled to Lebanon in the past 14 months.