Rockets Hit Bekaa Towns amid Hizbullah-FSA Clashes on Eastern Mountain Beltإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Several rockets fired from the Lebanese-Syrian border area landed in several towns in the Bekaa Valley on Wednesday, amid reports of clashes between Hizbullah and Syrian rebels on the eastern mountain range on the Lebanese-Syrian border.
“Four rockets fired from the Syrian side of the border hit the outskirts of the town of Sirein, east of Baalbek,” state-run National News Agency reported.
Meanwhile, OTV said rockets fired from Lebanon's eastern mountain range hit the Bekaa towns of al-Nabi Sheet and Sirein.
“The sounds of explosions were heard in the vicinity of the towns of Hawrtaala, Brital and al-Khodr in the Bekaa,” it added.
“A rocket fired from the eastern Lebanese-Syrian border hit the town of Riyaq,” OTV reported, as al-Jadeed television said the rocket caused no casualties.
OTV said fierce clashes erupted between Hizbullah fighters and the jihadist al-Nusra Front in the barren mountains of Maaraboun and Ham in northern Bekaa as rockets were falling on the Lebanese region.
MTV also reported “fierce clashes” between the rebel Free Syrian Army and Hizbullah on the eastern mountain range “opposite the towns of al-Nabi Sheet and al-Khodr.”
It later said Hizbullah managed to seize control of the outskirts of the town of Ham in Damascus province, "which is considered an FSA stronghold."
MTV also reported that three more rockets hit the town of al-Khodr “amid the sounds of explosions in the area.”