Rockets fired by Syria militants hit Lebanon

Rockets fired by Syria militants hit Lebanon
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:04:55

At least one person has died and several others have sustained injuries in a rockets attack carried out by militants in Syria against neighboring Lebanon’s border town of Hermel.

The militants fighting against the Syrian government fired 12 rockets into the northeastern Lebanese town of Hermel in Bekaa Valley on Tuesday.

The attack caused heavy damage to some residential buildings, the Lebanese army said.

They added that several farms were set ablaze in the wake of the attack.

There has been an upsurge in such assaults after the Syrian army managed to inflict major losses on foreign-sponsored militants in the country, gaining a series of military victories in its fight against the armed groups with the help of Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah.

Foreign-sponsored militancy in Syria, which erupted in March 2011, has claimed the lives of many people, including large numbers of Syrian soldiers and security personnel.

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