Lebanese army fires on Israeli warplanes

Published December 29th, 2009 - 11:35 GMT

Lebanese anti-aircraft guns opened fire on four Israeli warplanes that were violating its air space on Tuesday, the military said in a statement. "The army's anti-aircraft guns fired in the direction of four Phantom-type enemy Israeli planes that had been overflying the Hasbaya region at low altitude since this morning," an army spokesman was quoted as saying by AFP.

 

By mid-morning the planes were still conducting their exercises in the region, he added.

 

The Lebanese army publishes almost daily reports of Israeli violations of Lebanese air space. But it rarely opens fire.

 

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