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Rocket strike in Lebanon wounds four in Hezbollah-controlled area

BEIRUT — Two rockets crashed into southern Beirut suburbs controlled by the militant Shiite group Hezbollah on Sunday, wounding four people. The attack, the first on the group’s Beirut stronghold since the hostilities in Syria broke out two years ago, raised anxieties here that the fighting next door was beginning to revive Lebanon’s own sectarian conflicts.

Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, declared Saturday in the strongest terms yet that the group had become a major combatant in Syria, taking the side of President Bashar Assad and vowing to fight to the end to defeat the rebellion and defend Lebanon and the region from jihadist extremists.

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