Lebanese army opens fire at Israeli jet fighters

10:07, March 22, 2010      

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Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) on Sunday fired at two Israeli jet fighters flying at a low altitude over southeastern Lebanon, the country's state-run National News Agency (NNA) reported.

The report said that Lebanese army opened anti-aircraft fire at the jet fighters which were flying over eastern Bekaa valley near the borders with Syria, forcing these planes to leave Lebanese airspace.

NNA added that the incident came as the Israeli army carried out patrols on the southern border in the area between Metulla settlement in the west and Shebaa farming area in the east.

Local al-Mustaqbal news site also reported that Israeli army conducted patrols in the two parts of the occupied southern village of Ghajar. Al-Mustaqbal added that three Israeli armed vehicles were stationed at the hills overlooking the Litani River.

Lebanon accuses Israel of intruding its airspace on a daily basis, saying it is a violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 war between Israel and Lebanese Shiite armed group Hezbollah and mandated peacekeepers to monitor the armistice along the border.

Source: Xinhua
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