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May 3, 2013 11:17 am

Lebanese Army: 8 Israeli Warplanes Conduct Maneuvers Over Lebanon

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Two Israeli Defense Force-Air Force F-15I Ra'am aircraft.

Eight Israeli warplanes entered Lebanon’s airspace in a span of 14 hours, flying over a large portion of the country, Army officials announced Friday.

“At 7:10 p.m. Thursday, two Israeli warplanes violated Lebanese airspace entering above the sea west of Sidon and flying over all Lebanese areas as they conducted aerial maneuvers,” an announcement from the Army’s general directorate said.

The planes left Lebanon’s airspace approximately four hours later above Naqqoura.

3 more sorties of two planes apiece entered in the following hours.

Last week Israel intercepted an unmanned aerial vehicle trying to enter its airspace from Lebanon. The incident ratcheted up tensions along the two countries’ border.

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  • jerry hersch

    Is there still a Lebanon ?

    It is the Zahle area that should be of prime concern. Assad seems to have reduced his ground repositioning time to less than 48 hours.

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