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Conflict Incident Report

Two Israeli reconnaissance planes circle over Lebanese regions

Date of incident: 
September 19, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 

An Israeli reconnaissance aircraft breached the national airspace at 7:20 a.m. on Saturday over the Southern town of al-Naqoura, circled over Beirut, Baabda, Metn, Riyaq, Baalbak and the South, and then left at 6:15 p.m. over the town of Alma el-Shaeb, an Army communiqué indicated.

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.