Syrian rockets strike Lebanese village
A Syrian refugee family covers their make shift home with plastic sheeting as a rain and cold weather front envelops the region, close to the southern Lebanese village of Sardah on December 29, 2013. [AFP]
A number of rockets fired from Syria hit a border town in East Lebanon on Sunday, causing no casualties, state news reported.
The rockets struck the town of Khirbet Daoud on the outskirts of Ersal, which security sources say is used as a transit point to smuggle Syrian weapons and fighters involved in the country's bloody civil war.
Syrian aircraft have targeted Ersal and its outskirts at least 14 times over the past year, killing and injuring a number of people.
At least six were killed in Khirbet Daoud when a Syrian helicopter fired a missile at them on August 3, according to official sources. Some media put the figure at nine dead.
But it wasn't yet clear who was behind Sunday's shelling.
Hundreds of rockets and mortar bombs fired from Syria have landed in neighboring Lebanon over the past two years, causing several deaths, dozens of injuries and extensive property damage.
Most of those shells were the result of stray fire during clashes between Syrian army and rebel forces near the along the border in Lebanon's northern Akkar district.
Stray shelling has also landed on the Hermel district in the past, but that area has been more frequently targeted by rebels since April over Hezbollah's participation in the Syrian war on the side of government forces.