Syrian warplane raids Lebanese border town
A Syrian warplane has raided the outskirts of the northeastern town of Arsal and several rockets landed on the villages of Al Labweh and Al Nabi Othman, the army said in a communique on Wednesday.
The military said the plane fired three rockets on Arsal's outskirts at 11:45 pm Tuesday .
At 12:20 am, the nearby towns of Al Labweh and Al Nabi Othman were attacked by three rockets from an area in the eastern mountain range, the communique said.
The two attacks did not cause any casualties, it said.
Following the assaults, the army carried out patrols in the targeted areas, the communique added.
The rocket attack on Al Labweh and Al Nabi Othman, two Shiite towns, seems to have come in retaliation to the air raid on Arsal.
The residents of the towns are supporters of Hezbollah, which is fighting alongside troops loyal to Syrian President Assad against the majority Sunni rebels.
Arsal hosts thousands of Syrian refugees. The Sunni town is sympathetic with the rebels.