An October car bombing that killed Lebanon's police chief hinted that the Syrian civil war had spilled over into the neighboring country, but now it appears to be official.
( Lebanese radio, citing Lebanese security sources, said no rebel projectiles from Syria had landed on Lebanese territory. )
And on Wednesday the Turkish Anadolu news agency reported that 13 members of the Sunni radical rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra "attacked a Hezbollah patrol in the Lebanese southern town of Zeita which led to the death of three of the Shiite group’s members.”
On Tuesday rebels threatened to hit Hezbollah targets in Lebanon after the Iran-backed group allegedly fired rockets from a town in northern Lebanon in support of Syrian military operations just across the border.
Last week an elite Iranian commander who helped rebuild southern Lebanon after its 2006 war with Israel was killed while traveling from Damascus to Lebanon.
The increased activity of both Hezbollah and Iran (as well as Israel) inside Syria indicate the increasingly volatile regional implications and sectarian tensions as the 23-month conflict has evolved into a military stalemate.
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