Sunday, January 12, 2014

Lebanese Forces Fire on Syrian Aircraft Over It; Is 1st Time Lebanon Fired on Planes in Syrian War

Security officials say Lebanese forces fired on Syrian aircraft today (January 12, 2014) that violated Lebanon's airspace, according to the News Daily website.

It was the first time since the outbreak of Syria's conflict three years ago that the Lebanese military took action to prevent Syrian warplanes from violating its airspace. This Lebanese action indicates that Lebanon is no longer allowing its territorial or airspace from being violated by Syria -- even if it means being involved in the Syrian civil war.

Syrian forces have fired toward Lebanon in the past, in an effort to discourage rebels from fleeing to Lebanon.

Lebanese officials say the military opened anti-aircraft fire at two Syrian warplanes after the aircraft bombed a border area close to the eastern Lebanese town of Arsal.

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