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More rockets from Syria hit Lebanon’s Hermel

  • Hermel residents check the remains of a rocket that was launched from the Syrian territory, Thursday, May 9, 2013. (The Daily Star/Stringer)

BEIRUT: Four rockets from the Syrian side of the border landed in Hermel Saturday leaving no casualties, security sources told The Daily Star.

The sources, who requested to remain anonymous, said one rocket fell near the Hermel Public Hospital on the eastern entrance of the city while the other three hit a hill overlooking the Assi River, few Kilometers away from Hermel.

Several rockets have targeted Hermel over the past weeks, launched by Syrian rebels who claim they were targeting Hezbollah sites in retaliation for the party’s involvement in fighting in Syria.

Hezbollah argues it is defending Lebanese residents of Syrian villages in Qusair and the holy shrine of Sayyeda Zeinab in a Damascus suburb against rebel attacks.

 
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