Lebanese forces shoot at Israeli jets

The Lebanese army opened fire on Thursday on Israeli warplanes violating southern Lebanese airspace, the military said.

Lebanese forces shoot at Israeli jets
"Lebanese anti-aircraft units in the Tyre region fired at six Israeli military aircraft overflying the south," it said in a statement.

On October 25 Lebanese troops also fired at two Israeli jets flying low over the south in the Marjayoun area.

Such overflights are a violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which brought an end to the 34-day war between Israel and the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah in August, 2006.

The United Nations has called on Israel to stop violating Lebanese airspace. It says such overflights undermine the credibility of UN peacekeepers stationed in southern Lebanon and compromise efforts to stabilise the region.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Kasım 2007, 12:10