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ISIS claim three rockets fired into Bekaa

File - Lebanese soldiers stand at a checkpoint in Labweh, Monday, March 25, 2013. (The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)

BEIRUT: Three rockets fired from Syria landed on the outskirts of two Bekaa Valley villages Friday, security sources told the Daily star, adding that there were no reports of causalities or material damages.

Two of the rockets fell on the outskirts of the village of Nabi Othman while the third landed near Labweh village, the sources said.

The rockets were fired from the eastern mountain range that divides Lebanon from Syria.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, a rebel group fighting in Syria, claimed responsibility for the attack several hours later.

In a statement on its Twitter account, ISIS said the attack was “revenge for the Sunnis of Yabroud,” referring to Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria's Yabroud battles.

 

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