Syrian militants attack Hezbollah point in Lebanon

Syrian militants attacked a military point manned by members of the Shiite Hezbollah movement in eastern Lebanon, a Lebanese security source said Saturday.

Syrian militants attacked a military point manned by members of the Shiite Hezbollah movement in eastern Lebanon, a Lebanese security source said Saturday.

BEIRUT – Syrian militants attacked a military point manned by members of the Shiite Hezbollah movement in eastern Lebanon, a Lebanese security source said Saturday.

The militants attacked the checkpoint in Brital village, triggering clashes with Hezbollah fighters, the source told Anadolu Agency.

The source, however, gave no word about casualties.

The militant Ahrar al-Sunna Baalabek group claimed responsibility for the attack, alleging that several Hezbollah members were injured n the attack.

Hezbollah has provoked the anger of many of Sunnis in Lebanon and Syria by fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The war in Syria, which has already entered its fourth year, is seeping out of the country and into neighboring Lebanon where hundreds of thousands of Syrians had fled to seek refuge from the bloodshed back home.

Hezbollah-controlled areas, particularly in eastern and southeastern Lebanon, have been the target of repeated bomb attacks over the past months from groups that strike on the background of the Hezbollah-Assad alliance in Syria.

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