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Two Rockets from Eastern Mountain Belt Hit Hawr Taala

Two rockets fired on Sunday from the Eastern Mountain Range (on the Lebanese-Syrian border) landed on the outskirts of the Bekaa Valley towns of Hawr Taala.

According to a communique issued by the army command, no casualties were reported.

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Rockets, Shells Land in Bekaa Towns

Several rockets fell on the Bekaa towns of Hermel and Arsal on Saturday evening without causing any fatalities.

LBCI television reported that two rockets launched from the Eastern Mountain Belt fell on the outskirts of Hermel.

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Two Rockets Land in Uninhabited Area in Hermel

Two rockets launched from the Syrian side of the border landed in the Bekaa region of Hermel, the military institution announced on Friday.

"Army units are inspecting the location where the rockets landed, to identify their types and where they were launched from," the army added in a communique.

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Three Fugitives Held, Weapons and Drugs Seized in Hermel

The army arrested on Monday three fugitives in the eastern Bekaa town of Hermel, and seized hashish and weapons in their possession.

"We have detained Zakaria Hussein Nassereddine, Mohammed Jihad Shamas and Abbas Abdullah Dandash who are wanted on several arrest warrants,” the military institution said in a communique.

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Four Soldiers Wounded in Gunbattles with Chamas Family in Hermel

Four soldiers were injured in a gunbattle that erupted with men from the Chamas family in the eastern Bekaa town of Hermel.

According to Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3) four soldiers were injured at dawn in an exchange of fire with men from the Chamas family.

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Four Rockets Strike Bekaa's Hermel, al-Aqidiyeh

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.

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Report: Surge in Recruitment as Hizbullah Fighters Help Assad

Hizbullah is experiencing a surge in recruitment as it fights alongside Syrian President Bashar Assad's troops in Syria, members of the group have told London's Daily Telegraph.

The newspaper said that two Hizbullah members separately said there had been an increase in the number of men willing to fight in Syria.

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Suleiman: Army Has Become Main Target of Terrorist Attacks

President Michel Suleiman offered his condolences on Sunday to the victims of Saturday's bombing in the Bekaa region of Hermel.

He said: “The army has become the main target of terrorist attacks.”

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International Missions in Lebanon Reiterate Support for Army after Hermel Blast

The United States' embassy in Lebanon condemned Saturday's deadly explosion at an army checkpoint in the Bekaa town of Hermel, reiterating Washington's support for the military institution.

"We condemn the bombing and we consider that an attack on the Lebanese Armed Forces is an attack on all Lebanese,” the embassy said in a statement released on Twitter.

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Local Leaders Deplore Hermel Blast, Call for Solidarity with Army, Fighting Terrorism

Several local leaders and politicians on Saturday were quick to condemn the latest explosion in the Bekaa town of Hermel, soon after a suicide attack claimed the life of several troops and civilians at an army checkpoint in al-Assi bridge area in the village.

Prime Minister Tammam Salam deplored the “terrorist” attacks, considering that targeting the military institution is an act against a cornerstone in the country.

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