Rockets Hit Baalbek, Aleppo Shiite Town after Nasrallah's Speechإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Two people were wounded on Friday as nine rockets fire from Syrian territory landed in the Bekaa city of Baalbek, shortly after Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah vowed in a speech to put an end to rocket attacks against the Baalbek-Hermel region.
“Five rockets fired from the Syrian side of the border fell on the Baalbek area of al-Kayyal,” state-run National News Agency reported.
It later said four more rockets hit the city, wounding two people.
The agency said the rockets fell in the areas of al-Kayyal, Adous intersection, al-Basatin and near the My College School, the house of Suleiman Ramadan and the house of Sheikh Hassan Shamas.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian rebels “fired a Grad rocket on the Shiite Aleppo town of al-Fawaa, describing the shelling as a response to Nasrallah's speech.”
In his address, Nasrallah noted that “there is a delicate situation in the Baalbek-Hermel area -- which includes the rockets that are falling on the area -- that needs special care.”
“The sensitive point is that some media outlets are circulating rumors that these rockets are being fired from Arsal and its barren mountains -- they are accusing a Sunni town of shelling Shiites towns,” he said.
“And whenever a Arsal resident is killed or attacked, some politicians directly accuse Hizbullah. Some media outlets are spreading lies and I call on everyone to verify any report. I announce that the rockets were not fired from Arsal, but rather by the armed groups inside Syrian territory and God willing we will find a solution to this issue,” Nasrallah vowed.