The Lebanese Army fired at an Israeli drone on Monday night that had violated the Lebanese airspace.
The drone had entered the Lebanese airspace in Mays El-Jabal, South Lebanon, and hovered at high altitude over a Lebanese military post in the village for a short period, according to the National News Agency.
Lebanese soldiers then opened fire at the drone, but its fate is unclear. Israeli forces reportedly fired flares near Mays El-Jabal and also near the southern village of Blida.
This incident followed several recorded violations of Lebanese sovereignty by the Israeli military over the past couple of days.
In a statement issued on Monday, the Lebanese Army said that between 4:27 and 5:40 of the same day, “3 marine violations by Israeli gunboats were registered in the Lebanese territorial waters off Raas Al-Naqoura.”
At 15:45 the day prior, an Israeli gunboat traveled nearly 389 meters in the Lebanese waters from the same direction for around 15 minutes, the Army said.
Also on Sunday, at 20:30, the Army recorded a similar incident in the same region, during which an Israeli gunboat traveled around 296 meters into Lebanon‘s territorial waters, for around 5 minutes, and fired flares.
“The violations issue will be followed up in coordination with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL),” the Lebanese Army said.
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