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Conflict Incident Report

Israeli warplane flies over Lebanon

Date of incident: 
July 19, 2014

The LAF Orientation Directorate issued on Saturday the following communiqué:

"At 14.40 on Friday an Israeli reconnaissance plane violated Lebanese airspace, entering above Rmeish village. It effectuated flights over Riyak, Baalbek and Hermel. The aircraft then left at 22.35, exiting above Kfar Kila."

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.