Lebanese army opens fire on Israeli drone that violated airspace
The Lebanese army says in a statement that the drone was hovering over a military patrol before being shot at.
The Lebanese Army announced on Friday that it opened fire on an Israeli occupation surveillance drone that violated the country's southern airspace.
The Army said in a statement that the incident took place "during an army patrol examining one of the breaches in the outskirts of the town of Hula and Wadi Hounin in southern Lebanon."
The statement pointed out that "a drone belonging to the Israeli enemy violated the Lebanese airspace in the aforementioned area and flew over the patrol, so the (army) personnel opened fire on it."
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A Reuters source, however, noted that the Israeli occupation drone was not downed.
The Israeli occupation warplanes, drones, and gunboats violate the Lebanese airspace and water territory almost on a daily basis, which constitutes a violation of International Resolution No. 1701 issued by the UN Security Council in August 2006.
Since 2007, Israeli military aircraft have violated #Lebanese airspace 22,111 times. pic.twitter.com/WOSlvn2fjx— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) June 10, 2022
Moreover, Israeli war jets have repeatedly used Lebanese airspace to carry out aggressions against Syria, many of which have led to the death of Syrian citizens and army personnel, in addition to massive property damage to civilian houses, farmlands, and civilian infrastructure, such as airports and sea ports.