Syria Fires Rockets at Lebanon
No injuries reported as empty buildings are hit
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2013 9:00 AM CDT
Bullet holes are seen in a window in Tripoli, Lebanon, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012.   (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)

(Newser) – Syria fired three rockets into Lebanon today, as it threatened to do last week. The jet-fired rockets hit empty buildings in the border town of Arsaal, CNN reports. Syrian officials claim armed terrorists have infiltrated Syria from Lebanon, and the UN has voiced concern over the growing tension and cross-border fire. No injuries have been reported from today's rocket attacks.

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Mar 18, 2013 2:25 PM CDT
"...growing tension...!" This is tension?
Mar 18, 2013 1:34 PM CDT
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Mar 18, 2013 12:53 PM CDT
Nothing new from the idiots in charge of Syria. Spending decades to create terrorists and then complaining that they exist? Oh well, doesn't really matter that much, they're going to be finding themselves executed by some other Syrians in the not too distant future