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Conflict Incident Report

LAF intensify search patrol after Israeli spy drone crashed

Date of incident: 
January 16, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)

NNA - A reconnaissance drone belonging to the Israeli crashed over the region situated between Alma Shaab, Naqoura, and Labbouneh in Tyre district, prompting the Lebanese Armed Forces and the UNIFIL to dispatch patrols in search for the jet, National News Agency correspondent reported.
However, the dispatched teams have thus far failed to reach the sought area due to the steep land in the region.

Parallelly, Israeli troops were seen mobilizing off the aforementioned area, amid intensive flights of Israeli reconnaissance planes and choppers.

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
Primary category: 
Military/Security Forces Deployment
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.