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Syrian rockets land on Lebanon's Bekaa region

English.news.cn   2014-04-14 20:02:43

BEIRUT, April 14 (Xinhua) -- The Lebanese army said Monday that several rockets fired from Syria landed in the east Bekaa town of Labweh, but without no casualties.

Army units have been deployed in the area where the rockets reportedly landed to identify their type and the source of the attack, the military said in a statement.

An Islamist fundamentalist group, "Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade," has claimed responsibility for the attack in a message on its Twitter account.

The message said that the attack was to avenge for residents of the Syrian Qalamoun region, which was recently recaptured by Syrian forces from rebels fighting the government of President Bashar Assad.

The extremist group has previously claimed several rocket attacks against the mostly Shiite town of Labweh and the east Bekaa region, the heartland of the Hezbollah militant party.

It claimed that the attacks were in retaliation for the participation of Hezbollah in the Syrian conflict in support of Assad.

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