Lebanon Fires on Syrian Aircraft

After Syrian forces bombed near the Lebanese border

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Lebanese officials have confirmed that the military fired on Syrian aircraft to prevent them from violating Lebanese airspace.

Citing unnamed officials, the Associated Press reports the Lebanese military used anti-aircraft fire at two Syrian aircraft after the warplanes bombed a border area near the Lebanese town of Arsal. Syrian forces have fired toward Lebanon in the past in order to discourage rebels from taking shelter in the country, the AP reports.

The incident marks the first time since the beginning of the civil war in Syria that Lebanese forces have taken action to prevent Syrian warplanes from violating Lebanon’s airspace.


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