Rocket fired from Syria kills 7 in Lebanese border town
Friday, January 17, 2014 - 00:46
Jan. 17 - Rocket fire into a Lebanese border town killed at least seven people, in one of several such salvoes to hit towns bordering war-torn Syria. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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Children are among the dead after rocket fire from Syria kills at least seven people in Lebanon.
With sectarian sympathies aligning different Lebanese groups with Syria's warring parties, spillover is becoming increasingly frequent-- especially in border towns.
Children were literally torn apart in the attack
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) MEMBER OF AL-HUJAIRY FAMILY, SAYING :
"The youngest child was three years old and the eldest was twelve. At around 10.30 this morning we heard a noise. The kids were torn apart and their bodies were burnt."
A security source said that a Syrian fighter jet was targeting a town on the Syrian side of the frontier, but was not the source of the rocket fire.
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