BEIRUT: A Syrian jet attacked two fuel trucks on the border with Lebanon Tuesday, security sources told The Daily Star.
The MiG aircraft fired at the trucks near the northeastern border town of Arsal, the sources added.
It was not clear whether the trucks were heading to or from Syria.
There is no official border crossing in Arsal.
Syrian aircraft have attacked around Arsal and surrounding areas on several occasions.
Damascus argues that such areas are used as smuggling routes and support bases for rebels fighting regime forces.
A Syrian rebel group named after a Muslim Brotherhood leader claimed responsibility Tuesday for rockets that hit the Lebanese region of Hermel over the weekend, saying the attack was in retaliation against Hezbollah’s involvement in the Syrian crisis.
“Marwan Hadeed Brigades announces that it fired three rockets at the Lebanese Hezbollah in the Hermel area because it is a supply area for the party to kill our people in Homs and Qusair,” the group said in a video posted on YouTube.
An unseen man read the statement as footage showed the rockets being fired into Lebanon.
The Daily Star could not confirm the authenticity of the video.
Four rockets fired from Syria Sunday slammed into the city of Hermel, landing in the playground of a closed school and in the neighborhood of Ras al-Mal. No casualties were reported, but there was significant material damage.
The group said the rockets were fired on Aug. 18 but did not specify where they were fired from.
Marwan Hadeed was the leader of an armed faction under the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria which was involved in clashes with the Syrian regime in the 1970s.