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28 Aug 2019 | 09:17 PM UTC

Lebanon: Soldiers reportedly open fire at Israeli drones August 28 /update 1

Lebanon News Alert

Soldiers reportedly open fire at Israeli drones that breached Lebanese airspace on August 28; further details still emerging

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/25/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/26/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Lebanon

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The Lebanese army reportedly opened fire on two Israeli drones that entered Lebanese airspace on Wednesday, August 28. According to local reports, soldiers used M16 assault rifles in an attempt to force the drones to return to Israel. A spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed the incident, claiming Lebanese soldiers failed to damage the drones and that they returned to base after completing their mission. 


The incident comes days after two suspected IDF drones crashed in the southern suburbs of Beirut. One of the drones reportedly exploded near a Hezbollah media center, causing some damages to the building. In response, Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah threated to retaliate against Israel, while Lebanese President Michel Aoun said the attacks represented an "act of war." The IDF has not commented on the incident in Beirut.


Individuals in Beirut are advised to monitor developments to the situation and avoid the area of the incident as a precaution.


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