Lebanese troops investigating the Baabda rocket attacks


lebanese army investigating rocket attackScores of troops and policemen are scouring the perimeter around the Lebanese presidential palace after two rockets hit the area overnight.

A Lebanese army statement on Friday said one of the rockets struck the front yard of a private villa while the other hit in Yarzeh district near the palace.

The attack late Thursday was the latest in a series of rocket attacks that targeted areas south of Beirut in the past two months as a fallout from Syria’s civil war.

Lebanon is deeply divided along sectarian lines and among supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Earlier on Thursday, Lebanese President Michel Suleiman gave a speech criticizing the involvement of the militant Lebanese Hezbollah group in Syria’s conflict in support of Assad’s forces.

Associated Press