Lebanese army explains shelling of Israeli drones

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The Lebanese military opened fire on Israeli drones after they invaded the airspace of southern Lebanon, according to a statement from the Lebanese army command.

Earlier, local media reported that the Lebanese military fired at two Israeli drones in the sky above the border village of Assisi.

“A reconnaissance drone of a hostile Israel, which arrived from the occupied territories of Palestine, invaded airspace at around 19.45 and was located above one of the army bases in the Adeisi region, the army opened fire in its direction, forcing it to return,” the Lebanese army said in a statement.

The second UAV, according to the communique, was in the air above the Kafr Kila settlement, later it returned to the border.

“A third drone flew up to the same base in Adejs, where fire was fired at it,” the statement said.
According to local media, the Lebanese army command ordered the immediate firing of all aircraft located in the country’s airspace after attacks by Israeli drones in the southern suburbs of Beirut and in the Bekaa Valley.

Lebanese officials said earlier that Israeli drones attacked the southern suburbs of Beirut on Sunday night. However, one of the attacking drones crashed and fell into the hands of resistance fighters, the second drone exploded, causing material damage to the building of the press service of the Shiite Hezbollah movement.

Secretary General of the movement Hassan Nasrallah promised to give an adequate response to the aggressive actions of Israel.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri called them naked aggression against the sovereignty of Lebanon. The Lebanese High Security Council later reaffirmed the Lebanese people’s right to self-defense against any aggression by all possible means.

On Monday night, Lebanese media reported that Israeli drones attacked the Palestinian Liberation Front (PFLP) in Lebanon, near the border with Syria.


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