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Conflict Incident Report

5 Israeli planes breach national airspace

Date of incident: 
August 13, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 

Two Israeli reconnaissance planes violated at 2:35 p.m. on Tuesday the Lebanese airspace off Shakka Sea and effectuated U-shaped manoeuvres across the Lebanese national skies, then left towards the occupied zone at 3:15 p.m., a Lebanese Army communiqué said on Wednesday.

Another two enemy reconnaissance planes violated at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday the Lebanese airspace and effectuated U-shaped manoeuvres from above the regions of Riyak, Baalbek, South Lebanon, and then left towards the occupied zone at 12:05 a.m. on Wednesday.

At 11:50 a.m., a similar plane violated the Lebanese airspace from above Naqoura, and effectuated U-shaped manoeuvres in the skies of Jbeil, Batroun, Cedars, Beirut and its Suburbs, then left towards the occupied Palestinian territories at 7:00 p.m., the Army statement added.

Primary category: 
Air Space Violation
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Border conflicts (Israeli border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts instigated by Israeli intrusions on Lebanese national territories, airspace, and territorial waters. While there currently is no Israeli military occupation on Lebanese soil, these events are classified as violations of Lebanese sovereignty and are indicative of the continuous tensions between Lebanon and Israel.