BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – On Sunday, Israeli warplanes carried out “mock raids at low altitudes over the Lebanese capital, Beirut, and Mount Lebanon, reaching Matn and Keserwan.”
The Al-Nashra website later reported, “Israeli warplanes flew over the southern regions to Saida at medium altitude,” adding that the Israeli warplanes “also flew over Nabatiyeh, Iqlim al-Tuffah and the Litani River and launched mock raids at medium altitudes.”
The Lebanese Army Command issued a statement on Saturday, saying that “on 1/8/2021 at 22:15, an Israeli enemy reconnaissance plane violated the Lebanese airspace over the town of Alma al-Sha’ab, and carried out a circular flight over the southern regions, then left the airspace on 1/9/2021 at 04:00 from above the town of Naqoura.”
The statement continued, “On 1/9/2021 also at 09:00, a similar enemy plane violated the Lebanese airspace over the town of Kafr Killa, and carried out a circular flight over the southern regions, then left the airspace at 09.55 over the town of Yaroun.”
They would add: “The issue of the two violations is being followed up in coordination with the United Nations Interim Force (UNIFIL) in Lebanon.”
Despite the Lebanese military’s complaints to the UNIFIL forces, the Israeli forces continue to violate their airspace on a daily basis, with little repercussions.