Syrian Warplanes Raid Outskirts of Arsal as Two Rockets Hit Bekaa Plain

Syrian warplanes raided on Monday the outskirts of the border town of Arsal in northern Bekaa with several missiles.

The National News Agency reported that the area of Wadi Hmeid on the outskirts of Arsal was targeted with four missiles.

Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3) said that the Syrian regime hit the areas of al-Ajram and Wadi al-Zaarour with six missiles.

The radio station said that the warplanes targeted Syrian opposition groups.

Later, the NNA reported that a rocket fired from the Eastern Mountain Range (on the Lebanese-Syrian border) landed in the Bekaa town of Nabi Othman.

Another rocket targeted the international highway that links northern Bekaa with the Syrian town of Homs.

The Army Command said in a statement that two rockets hit the public road between the towns of al-Labweh and al-Nabi Othman, lightly wounding a citizen and damaging a number of shops.

The mountainous area has long been a smuggling haven, with multiple routes into Syria that have been used since the conflict began in March 2011 to transport weapons and fighters.


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