Israeli Air Force Simulates Strikes in Low Altitude Flights Over Southern Lebanon – Reports

Middle East

Tensions between Israel and Lebanon escalated this week following an alleged Israeli attack on Hezbollah’s media HQ in Beirut early Sunday morning. At a press event Thursday, the Israeli military accused Iran’s Revolutionary Guards of being directly involved in Hezbollah’s alleged efforts to build precision-guided missile factories.

Israeli Air Force fighters illegally crossed into Lebanese airspace on Friday and conducted low altitude reconnaissance flights in the country’s south, Lebanon’s National News Agency has reported, citing a correspondent.

According to the outlet, flights were carried out in areas on the Israeli-Lebanese border in the Dyre district, and ‘mock raids’ were carried out in the airspace over Naqoura, a small city containing the headquarters of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

The Lebanese and Israeli militaries have yet to comment on the reported flights.

A Lebanon 24 report on the alleged flights said Israeli aircraft had also been spotted over Marjayoun, a southern Lebanese town less than ten kilometres from the Israeli border.

Airspace Tensions

The Israeli military stepped up its activity in and around Lebanon in recent days, with two suspected Israeli drones launching an attack in the country’s capital on Sunday morning. Media later reported that Israeli fighter jets had also been engaged in a flyover over Lebanese airspace at the time of the attack, making…

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