Report: Seven rockets found outside home of Lebanese MP Bahia Hariri
A suspicious plastic bag was discovered to contain seven rockets near the home of Lebanese parliament member Bahia Hariri, sister of the late Lebanese Premier Rafiq Hariri.
The bag was spotted on Monday night by a Syrian worker near Hariri's home in the southern Lebanese town of Majdalyoun, east of Sidon, according to the AFP.
According to army sources, the rockets were Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG), and in good condition. However, they were had not been primed for firing.
Dozens of Lebanese security personnel were dispatched in the areas surrounding the Hariri villa to ensure that other similar items had not been placed as well.
Hariri, who has already received several death threats like many other anti-Syrian figures in Lebanon, said that whoever had planted the rockets was carrying out an act of "intimidation."
She added that she would not be swayed by the discovery, and that she would continue to work towards "unity and understanding between all Lebanese."
Hariri, however, has reportedly been forced to scale back her movement as a result of the threats against her.
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