Excerpts from the Associated Press: “Lebanese troops opened fire Thursday on IAF warplanes flying low over southern Lebanon, but no hits were reported, Lebanese officials said. Lebanese soldiers opened up with machine guns and light anti-aircraft weapons mounted on armored vehicles at two planes that flew by just east of Marjayoun near the border at mid morning, a Lebanese security official said. A total of 150 rounds were fired, he added.
A senior military officer also said the army ‘confronted’ the Israeli planes, but gave no details. It was the first time Lebanese troops had opened fire on Israeli aircraft since the August 14, 2006 cease-fire that ended the Second Lebanon War. It is also the first time since February that the Lebanese army, which deployed in the south after the fighting, has fired on the Israelis….”
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