BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – The Israeli Air Force conducted several flights inside of Lebanese airspace, today, flying as far west as Beirut city and as far east as the Syrian border.
According to a military source in Damascus, Israeli warplanes, including reconnaissance drones, were seen flying above southern, eastern, and western Lebanon on Tuesday, prompting both the Lebanese and Syrian air defenses to monitor the situation closely.
One Israeli warplane was said to have circled the Syrian-Lebanese border from the Beqa’a Valley; this raised Damascus’ alert levels.
These Israeli Air Force overflights into Lebanon have now occurred twice in the last 24 hours.
While Israeli often violates Lebanese airspace, the frequency of these flights as of late has the Syrian military on high alert.
The last the Israeli Air Force conducted overflights this frequently was on September 17th; they would bomb the Syrian provinces of Homs, Latakia, and Tartous on that same day.