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Conflict Incident Report

Israeli reconnaissance plane circles over Baalbek, Metn and Kesserwan

Date of incident: 
January 18, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 

An Israeli reconnaissance plane violated the Lebanese airspace over the town of Kfarkila in the South at 8:45 a.m., circled over the areas of Riyak, Baalbek, Metn and Kesserwan, and then left at 1:00 p.m. from over the coastal area off al-Naqoura," a Lebanese Army Guidance Directorate communiqué indicated Sunday.

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.