Rockets fired from Syria hit Eastern Lebanon, security source says

Two rockets fired from Syrian territory hit on Tuesday the eastern Lebanese region of Bekaa. (File Photo: Reuters)

Two rockets fired from Syrian territory hit on Tuesday the eastern Lebanese region of Bekaa, a Hezbollah stronghold, a security source told AFP.

“Two rockets landed in the Brital countryside and the nearby Taybeh valley,” the source said on condition of anonymity. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damages.

Tension along the Syrian-Lebanese border has soared in recent weeks, ever since Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah aided the Damascus regime of President Bashar al-Assad to take down insurgent bastion Qusayr in central Syria.

Frequent fire has hit Hezbollah bastions in eastern Lebanon, while the Syrian army has for several months fired on Sunni Lebanese areas that back the anti-Assad revolt.

Lebanon has officially maintained a policy of neutrality in Syria’s conflict, but powerful Hezbollah is playing a growing role in the fighting in the strife-torn country.

Lebanon is sharply divided along sectarian lines that have been emphasized by the conflict in Syria.

Sunni-led March 14 movement supports the revolt against Assad, while Shiite Hezbollah and its allies back the Syrian president's forces.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:40 - GMT 06:40
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