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Lebanese army opens fire to intercept Israeli drone

Lebanon army opened anti-aircraft fire at three Israeli MK drones

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The Lebanese army opened its anti-aircraft fire Thursday at an Israeli drone in the central Bekaa region, the military said in a statement, Xinhua reported.

According to the statement, "around 10:30 am an Israeli reconnaissance plane overflew Riyaq region in the central Bekaa and army units in the area responded by opening anti-aircraft fire."

However, the Voice of Lebanon radio said that the army "opened anti-aircraft fire at three Israeli MK drones that staged a circular flight over Riyaq airport."

Israel's violations of Lebanese airspace, some of which at low altitudes, have intensified in recent days.

Israel routinely sends its F-16 fighter planes over Lebanon, in violation of the UN Security Council resolution 1701 that ended the 2006 war with Hezbollah.

The Israeli planes have often broken the sound barrier over Beirut and other places as a show of strength, most recently after the drone incident.

On December 30 last year, the Lebanese army opened anti-aircraft fire for the first time against Syrian airplanes violating its airspace since the outbreak of the Syria's conflict in 2011.

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