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Syria rockets wound one in Lebanon’s Baalbek

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

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 eastern Labweh town in the Bekaa Valley.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said a man from the al-Khozaal family suffered minor wounds when one of the rockets fell into his garden in Jabbouleh.

The rocket also caused a fire in a nearby valley and damaged the house of a man from the al-Mawlah family, the source added.

The two other rockets fell onto a road in Zboud and on the outskirts of town Labweh, the source said.

The Bekaa Valley has become a frequent target of rocket attacks in recent months as the fighting between regime forces and rebels intensify in Syria.

 

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