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Militants claim rocket attack in Bekaa Valley

A general view of Brital, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. (The Daily Star/Rakan al-Fakih)

HERMEL, Lebanon: A rocket landed in the Bekaa Valley Wednesday but left no casualties, security sources told The Daily Star.

The rocket, fired from an area along the Lebanese-Syrian border, fell on the main road in the area of Ain al-Jawzeh, located between the villages of Brital and Hor Taala.

Shortly after, the militant group the Free Sunni Brigade in Baalbek claimed responsibility for the attack on its Twitter account.

The group has said that it was behind several similar attacks that have targeted Shiite villages associated with Hezbollah in the Bekaa Valley, saying the strikes are in retaliation for the party’s military involvement in Syria alongside the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

 

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