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Rockets Fired from 'Arsal Outskirts' Hit al-Bazzaliyeh, Nearby Areas

Rockets fired from the Lebanese-Syrian border landed Tuesday on the outskirts of the Bekaa town of al-Bazzaliyeh and nearby areas.

“At 4:45 p.m., five rockets fired from the Syrian side of the border hit the plain of the towns of Hrabta, al-Bazzaliyeh and al-Labweh in the Baalbek-Hermel district, causing no casualties,” the Lebanese Army said in a statement.

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Rocket from Syria Hits Outskirts of Hermel

A rocket from Syrian territories landed on Tuesday on the outskirts of the eastern Bekaa town of Hermel, a Hizbullah stronghold, media reports said.

However, the state-run National News Agency reported that explosion sounds heard in Hermel were caused by a raid carried out by Syrian planes inside Syria near the border region of al-Qaa in the northern Bekaa.

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Three People Arrested over Choueifat Bombing

State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr ordered on Wednesday the arrest of three people over Choueifat bombing, state-run National News Agency reported.

According to NNA, the Judge referred the three suspects to the Army Intelligence Directorate for further questioning.

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Army Arrests 3 Syrians in Bekaa for Illegally Entering Lebanon

The army arrested on Monday four individuals, including three Syrians, in the Bekaa region for driving a vehicle without its proper legal papers, reported the National News Agency.

They were handed over to a police station in the Ras Baalbek region where it was discovered that the Syrians had illegally entered Lebanon.

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ID of Hermel Suicide Bomber 'Mere Joke' as Alleged Suspect Denies Reports

An alleged suspect of the suicide bombing that targeted Hermel over the weekend denied media reports that accused him, considering it a “joke.”

“I have no links to the bombing in Hermel. It was a joke by a guy and without my prior knowledge,” he told LBCI.

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January Hermel Blast Death Toll Rises to Four

The death toll from a suicide bombing that targeted the northeastern town of Hermel on January 16 has risen to four, the state-run National News Agency reported on Monday.

According to the news agency, Mohammed Issa, who was critically injured in the bombing, succumbed to his wounds early on Monday.

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Army: Hermel Explosives Weighed more than 25 Kg

The Lebanese army said Sunday that more than 25 kilograms of explosives, rockets and grenades were used in the suicide bombing that targeted the northeastern town of Hermel a day earlier.

The army said in a communique that the military experts, who inspected the site of Saturday's explosion, concluded that the vehicle used for the bombing contained 25-30 kilograms of explosives, rockets and hand grenades.

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Charbel: All Politicians in Lebanon Could be Target of Assassinations

Caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel has warned that all politicians in Lebanon were under the threat of being targeted in assassination attempts.

In remarks to pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat published on Sunday, Charbel said: “Security forces are taking measures in coordination with several personalities, who are threatened to be assassinated in Lebanon, including caretaker PM Najib Miqati.”

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U.N. Voices Concern, Urges Rival Parties to Preserve National Unity

The United Nations has urged Lebanon's feuding factions to refrain from getting involved in Syria's crisis after a suicide car bomb left several people dead near the border Saturday.

The explosion happened at a petrol station in Hermel, a stronghold of Hizbullah.

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Stun Grenade in Qasqas Petrifies Residents, Moments after Hermel Blast

A stun grenade that detonated in Qasqas street in Beirut caused panic among civilians after media outlets had mistakenly reported that an explosion took place in the capital's southern suburbs.

The false media reports came just minutes after a deadly explosion hit the Bekaa town of Hermel.

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