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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Lebanese armed forces shoot at IAF jets

For the first time since last summer's war, the Lebanese armed forces have shot at low-flying IAF fighter jets. There were no casualties or damage.
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 near the border at midmorning, a Lebanese security official said. A total of 150 rounds were fired, he added.

A senior military officer also said the army "confronted" the Israeli planes, but gave no details.
Israel regularly patrols southern Lebanon from the air to watch Syrian arms smuggling to Hezbullah. UNIFIL protests the flyovers regularly, but has done nothing to stop the smuggling.

In February, Lebanese troops fired on Israeli ground troops at the border between the two countries, but this is the first time Lebanese troops have fired on Israeli aircraft since the Summer 2006 war.


At 4:29 PM, Blogger Michael said...

Well, since the LAF won't go after Hezbollah, we wouldn't them to feel unemployed or useless or anything, would we?


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