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Conflict Incident Report

Enemy gunboat breaches territorial waters

Date of incident: 
December 20, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 

NNA - An Israeli gunboat violated the Lebanese territorial waters off Ras al-Naqoura at 16:22 hrs on Sunday, to a distance of 260 meters for a period of 2 minutes, a Lebanese Army communiqué indicated.

The breach is being followed-up in coordination with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, the communiqué added.

Primary category: 
Sea-Border Crossing/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.