Syrian rockets again fall on Lebanese territory

Associated Press
This citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows members of the free Syrian Army hiding behind scrap metal during an attack against Syrian government forces, in the neighborhood of al-Amerieh in Aleppo, Syria, Sunday, April. 21, 2013. The Syrian opposition called on Hezbollah to withdraw its fighters from the country immediately, as activists said regime troops supported by pro-government gunmen linked to the Lebanese Shiite militant group battled rebels Sunday for control of a string of villages near the Lebanon-Syria border. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center AMC)

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security officials say two Syrian rockets have struck Lebanon, causing material damage.

The officials say one of the rockets hit a house under construction on the edge of the northeastern town of Hermel near the border on Tuesday. They say the other fell in a field. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

Several Syrian rockets have hit pre-dominantly Shiite areas in Lebanon over the past days, killing at least two people.

The latest shelling comes amid heavy fighting on the Syrian side of the border around the strategic town of Qusair.

On Monday, two leading Lebanese Sunni Muslim clerics called for jihad in Syria to protect Sunnis in villages under attack by Syrian troops and pro-government Shiite gunmen.