Rocket Hits Bekaa Town of Ain al-Jawzeh, 'Free Sunnis' Claim Attack

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A rocket landed Wednesday in a town in northern Bekaa, causing material damage, as the shadowy Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade claimed responsibility for the shelling.

“A rocket fell on the town of Ain al-Jawzeh between Hourtaala and Brital, near the house of Samir Darwish,” state-run National News Agency reported.

MTV said the projectile was fired from the Syrian side of the border, but NNA noted that it was launched from “the Eastern Mountain Range.”

Meanwhile, al-Manar TV said “several rockets” landed between the two towns.

The so-called Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade swiftly claimed the attack, saying it was “in retaliation to the Assad regime's shelling of the outskirts of the town of Tufail.”

The Brigade said the rocket fire was targeted against the town of Hourtaala.

The elusive group had claimed many assaults against Shiite towns in the Bekaa and the Lebanese Army.

Ever since Hizbullah joined the fighting in neighboring Syria, rocket attacks have targeted several towns in the Bekaa that are considered sympathetic to the party.


Comments 1
Thumb FlameCatcher 07 May 2014, 21:06

Those rockets are as unacceptable as SYrian regime daily attacks on Lebanese soil !