Sunday, May 26, 2013

Beirut: Rockets Hit Hizbollah Stronghold

Two rockets have hit a Shi'ite Muslim district of southern Beirut, a day after the leader of militant movement Hizbollah said his group would fight for the Syrian regime to the end.

It was the first attack to apparently target Hizbollah's stronghold in the south of the Lebanese capital since the outbreak of the two-year conflict in neighbouring Syria.

The civil war in Syria has sharply heightened Lebanon's own sectarian tensions.