Lebanese troops open fire on Israeli planes
Lebanese foces opened fire Thursday on Israeli warplanes flying low over southern Lebanon, but no hits were reported, Lebanese officials said. Lebanese soldiers opened up with machine guns and light anti-aircraft weapons mounted on armored vehicles at two planes that flew by just east of Marjayoun town near the border at midmorning, a Lebanese security official said, according to the AP.
A total of 150 rounds were fired, he added.
A senior military officer also said the army "confronted" the Israeli planes.
Asked to comment on Thursday's incident, a spokeman for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIIFIL), Ari Gaitanis, said Israeli flights over Lebanon constitute repeated violations of Security Council resolutions, and also damage efforts to reduce tension and stabilize the situation in southern Lebanon.
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