Israeli Jets Shake Beirut with Supersonic Booms

Published November 20th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Israeli warplanes broke the sound barrier Monday over Beirut and other regions in southern Lebanon, AFP correspondents said. 

The fighter-bombers provoked two loud supersonic booms over the capital, they said. 

The jets had earlier swooped over southern Lebanon, causing bangs over the coastal cities of Tyre and Sidon as well as the mountainous regions of Hasbaya and Rashaya, they said. 

Israel had almost completely stopped flying over Lebanon after its May troop pullout from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation. 

But since Lebanese Shiite fundamentalist Hizbollah militants captured three Israeli soldiers on October 7 to swap them for Lebanese detained in Israel, Israeli warplanes resumed frequent flights. 

Beirut has filed complaints to the United Nations over repeated Israeli violations of its airspace – BEIRUT (AFP) 



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