Four Rockets Strike Bekaa's Hermel, al-Aqidiyeh

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Four rockets struck two areas in the Bekaa region on Wednesday, causing no casualties.

Two rockets fired from the Eastern Mountain Belt on the Lebanese-Syrian border landed in agricultural fields in the al-Aqidiyeh area near the central Bekaa town of Beit Shama, causing no casualties, state-run National News Agency reported.

Earlier on Wednesday, two rockets from Syria hit the eastern town of Hermel.

The two rockets reportedly landed near the Hermel public hospital. No casualties were were reported.

Meanwhile, Free Lebanon radio said that Syrian jets carried out an airstrike on the outskirts of the eastern border town of Arsal.

Earlier, Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3) reported that Syrian warplanes flew over the villages of Shadra and Mashta Hammoud in the northern district of Akkar

Arsal has a long shared border with Syria, stretching along much of Damascus province and part of Homs province.

Several border areas in the north and east have been frequently struck by cross-border shelling, while the Syrian regime has told Lebanon to better control its porous border to prevent the smuggling of fighters and arms.

Lebanon is sharply divided over the war in Syria and Arsal is a particular flashpoint as refugees from the uprising and fighters and smugglers hostile to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad traverse the border.

Comments 2
Thumb ice-man 19 March 2014, 15:56

Not again.....! How Sad......

Thumb cedre 19 March 2014, 16:18

Berri, no state of emergency there ? Or maybe sunni arsal and akkar can be bombed and shelled at will ?