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Conflict Incident Report

Israeli reconnaissance plane circles over the South, warplanes over different regions

Date of incident: 
July 30, 2014

An Israeli reconnaissance plane violated the Lebanese airspace above the town of Alma el-Shaeb at 9:25 p.m. on Tuesday, circled over the areas of Nabatiyeh, Jezzine, Marj'Ayoun and Hasbaya, and then left at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday from above the aforementioned town of Alma el-Shaeb, a Lebanese Army communiqué indicated Wednesday.

Two other Israeli warplanes also breached the national airspace over the town of Alma el-Shaeb at 10:40 a.m. on Wednesday, circled over various Lebanese regions, and then left at 12:30 p.m. from above the town of Rmeish in the South," the Army communiqué 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.