Lebanese President Michel Suleiman warned his nation is ready to “reply to sources of fire” after multiple cross-border incidents from neighboring Syria, targeting both Sunni and Shi’ite towns along the border.
The incidents started early morning, with a series of rocket strikes against Shi’ite towns in the Bekaa Valley, those towns have strong a Hezbollah presence, making them a target for Syria’s rebels.
Syrian helicopter gunships also crossed the border into Lebanon for some attacks on some nearby Sunni towns, which have been claimed to be staging areas for rebel factions.
Odd considering the number of attacks, there were no reports of casualties in any of the incidents, but they suggest that Lebanon is facing a new round of spillover violence from Syria, as the civil war stalemates and both sides look to hit anywhere they can.
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