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Conflict Incident Report

Three Israeli warplanes breach the Lebanese airspace

Date of incident: 
July 13, 2014

Two Israeli warplanes violated the national airspace at 11:05 a.m. on Sunday above the southern town of Rmeish, circled over various Lebanese regions and then left at 1:05 p.m. over the town of Alma el-Shaeb in the South, a Lebanese Army communiqué indicated Sunday.

Another Israeli reconnaissance plane also breached the Lebanese skies at 10:50 a.m. from above al-Naqoura in the South, circled over Sidon, Tyre and Nabatieh, and then left at 4:30 p.m. over the aforementioned town of Alma el-Shaeb, 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.