Middle East

State department confirms Syrian government fired rockets into Lebanon

Catherine Herridge reports from Washington


The State Department confirmed Monday that Syrian government planes have fired rockets into northern Lebanon. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters in her daily briefing that media reports on the rockets were true.

``We can confirm what you are seeing in the press, that regime jets and helicopters did fire rockets into northern Lebanon,'' Nuland said. ``This constitutes a significant escalation in the violations of Lebanese sovereignty that the Syrian regime has been guilty of. These kinds of violations of sovereignty are absolutely unacceptable.''