Lebanese Army Claims Fired At Israeli Drones

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Israeli drone. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

The Lebanese army said it opened fire at two of three Israeli drones that breached Lebanese airspace on Wednesday evening in the south of the country near the Israeli border, and all three returned to Israeli airspace.

They first entered Lebanese airspace at 7:35 p.m. Israel time and returned to Israel after shots were fired, the army statement said. A second drone returned to Israel without being fired at. The army fired at a third one which also returned back to Israel, it said.

The Israeli military appeared to confirm the report in a statement which said:

“Gunfire was heard from Lebanese territory toward the area where IDF drones were flying. The drones completed their mission, and no damage was caused.”


Updated Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 4:43 pm IDF comment