UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The Lebanese army said on Wednesday its forces had repelled three Israeli drones that it said had violated Lebanon’s southern border.
“The Israeli enemy reconnaissance plane, coming from the occupied Palestinian territories, violated Lebanese airspace at 19:35 and flew over an army post in the Adaysa area,” the army’s guidance department said in a statement.
The statement added: “The army responded to them and fired at them, forcing them to return from where they came.”
“A second reconnaissance aircraft also flew over the Kfar Kila area for some time and soon left the Lebanese airspace towards the occupied territories. A third aircraft also flew over the same center and fired again in its direction and returned.”
Other Lebanese media, according to their sources, said that the firing on the tubers came “against the backdrop of an earlier decision by the Lebanese army to target drones immediately after seeing them with the naked eye, since it does not have radars to monitor these aircraft.”
While a security source told “Reuters” that the Lebanese military fired shots from the rifles “M-16”.
A spokeswoman for the Israeli army, as quoted by the agency “Reuters”, said he was checking the authenticity of this information.
This development comes after the Lebanese “Hezbollah”, the dawn of August 25, that an Israeli drone crashed in the suburbs of Beirut, which is a stronghold, while another exploded in the atmosphere of the same area, and the country’s government later confirmed the incident, considering it a blatant attack By Israel over the sovereignty of Lebanon.
In a speech following the incident, Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah said it was the first aggression of its kind against Lebanon by Israel. The second plane hit him, describing what happened as “the Israeli attack.”
But later, Hezbollah said the second plane was also booby-trapped with explosives and crashed over Beirut.
A day later, several Lebanese sources reported that Israeli forces launched three air strikes by drones on a military center of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) located in the town of Qusaya on the border with Syria, causing material damage but no casualties.
The Supreme Council for Defense in Lebanon, which includes both President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri, stressed against the background of these attacks, the country’s right to self-defense “by all means” in the face of any aggression.
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