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Conflict Incident Report

Israeli reconnaissance plane violates Lebanese airspace over southern localities

Date of incident: 
May 14, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 

NNA - An Israeli enemy reconnaissance plane violated on Saturday evening at 9.40 p.m. over the town of Rmeish, effectuating u-turn maneuvers over the southern localities, Riaq, Baalbek, Hermel, Metn, and Baabda, army command said in a communiqué.

The enemy plane then left the Lebanese airspace at 21.30 p.m. from above Rmeish, communiqué concluded.

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.