HERMEL, Lebanon: Rocket fire from Syria into east Lebanon’s Baalbek region wounded one person over the weekend, a security source said.
The Lebanese Army said in a statement Saturday that three 107-mm rockets were fired at 6 p.m. from Syria into the town of Labweh and surrounding villages.
One rocket struck Labweh, while the other two fell on a road in Zboud and on the outskirts of the town, the source said.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said a man from the Khazaal family suffered minor wounds when one of the rockets hit his garden in Jabbouleh. The rockets also caused a fire in a nearby valley and damaged the house of a man from the Mawlah family, the source added.
A Hezbollah official in the Bekaa Valley, former MP Mohammad Yaghi, said that the same group was responsible for the rocket attacks as had planted car bombs in Beirut’s southern suburbs over the summer.
“We know which party launches the rockets and finances and harbors the terrorists. We are fed up and we will not keep silent on these evil terrorist practices,” Yaghi said. “The takfiris have no relations with the Sunni people, they serve the interests of the Gulf countries, Zionists and U.S. intelligence systems ... Those who think that this region and the people of the resistance can be conquered are deluded and they will receive the adequate response.”
The Bekaa Valley has become a frequent target of rocket attacks in recent months as the fighting between regime forces and rebels intensifies in Syria.