Lebanese FM Condemns Israeli Violation of its Airspace to Attack Syria

Published April 10th, 2018 - 08:00 GMT
Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil condemns Israeli violation of its airspace to attack Syria (AFP/File Photo)
Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil condemns Israeli violation of its airspace to attack Syria (AFP/File Photo)

Lebanon's foreign ministry issued a statement on Tuesday condemning Israeli violations of Lebanon's airspace, saying a complaint will be filed at the U.N. Security Council.

“The Foreign Ministry condemns the air raids launched at the Syrian Arab Republic and affirms its previous position that Lebanon's airspace should not be used to attack Syria. Lebanon will make a formal complaint with the U.N. Security Council,” said the statement.

On Monday, Israel launched a dawn attack on a major air base in central Syria. The Israeli fighter jets have reportedly launched missiles from Lebanon's air space.

The Army Command-Orientation Directorate released a statement saying four Israeli warplanes have breached Lebanon's airspace.

According to the army’s statement, the warplanes violated the Lebanese airspace at 3:25 a.m. flying over the sea to the west of Jounieh, adding that they had flown east over the city of Baalbek and then left the country’s airspace at 3:35 a.m.

 

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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