Firefight in southern Lebanon after Israeli forces try to rescue glider
Heavy exchanges of fire between Israeli soldiers and Hizbullah fighters were reported in southern Lebanon on Wednesday afternoon. The incident started, according to Israeli sources, after "an Israeli glider crossed into Lebanese territory" due to powerful winds.
Ynetnews reported the firefight erupted when Israeli forces crossed into Lebanon to rescue the man. Hizbullah fighters also spotted the Israeli and tried to capture him. No casualties reported in the firefight.
Eyewitnesses said Israeli forces reached the glider as Hizbullah fighters were only 70 meters away from him.
On Monday, four Hizbullah members were killed in a clash on the border with Israeli troops.