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Conflict Incident Report

Two Israeli planes violate Lebanese Air Space

Date of incident: 
July 20, 2014

An Israeli reconnaissance plane violated the Lebanese airspace at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday over the town of Kfarkila in the South, circled above the areas of Riyaq, Baalbek and Hermel, and then left at 8:25 p.m. from over the Southern town Alma el-Shaeb, a Lebanese Army communiqué indicated Sunday.

Another Israeli reconnaissance plane also breached the Lebanese airspace at 1:50 a.m. above the Southern town of al-Naqoura, circled over the regions of Riyaq, Baalbek and Hermel, and then left at 5:10 p.m. from above the before mentioned town, 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.