Lebanon fires at Israeli jets violating its airspace

Lebanese troops opened fire Wednesday on Israeli warplanes flying low over southern Lebanon.

Lebanon fires at Israeli jets violating its airspace
Lebanese troops opened fire Wednesday on Israeli warplanes flying low over southern Lebanon, but no hits were reported, Lebanese officials said.

Soldiers opened fire with machine guns and light anti-aircraft weapons mounted on armoured vehicles at two planes that flew by just east of Marjayoun town near the border at mid-morning, a Lebanese security official said.

"The Lebanese army's ground anti-aircraft guns confronted the hostile Israeli aircraft during its violation of Lebanese airspace over the regions of Marjayoun and Bint Jbeil, forcing it to leave the area," the army said in a statement.


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Last Mod: 23 Nisan 2008, 14:14
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