The Lebanese army opened fire at two of three Israeli drones that breached Lebanese airspace, Wednesday evening, August 28, in the south of the country near the Israeli border. All three returned to Israeli airspace, the army said.
Israeli aircraft regularly enter Lebanese airspace, but this is a rare case of the army targeting one. Beirut has repeatedly complained to the United Nations about Israel, which Lebanon considers an enemy country, breaching its airspace.
A security source told Reuters that troops fired shots from M16 assault rifles. The Lebanese army does not possess air defense systems.