Israeli warplanes reportedly conduct ‘mock raids’ over Lebanon

Lebanese news outlet says Israeli jets are flying low over the southern and eastern areas of the country bordering Syria

Illustrative photo of an Israeli F-15 Eagle fighter jet (Edi Israel/Flash90/File)
Illustrative photo of an Israeli F-15 Eagle fighter jet (Edi Israel/Flash90/File)

Israel Air Force jets on Friday night flew low over southern Lebanon and carried out “mock raids,” Lebanese National News Agency reported.

The government outlet said that Israel planes were reported by its correspondents over the southern Lebanese towns of Nabatieh, Tuffah, Marjayoun and Bint Jbeil.

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Earlier on Friday, a Lebanese security official reported that Israeli warplanes flew over southern Lebanon and were headed toward the eastern Bekaa Valley that borders Syria. He spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

Israel Radio Friday cited a Lebanese media report that claimed Israeli jets were conducting imaging missions over several sites in the south.

Israel had no comment.

Friday’s reported flights come two days after officials said Israel launched a rare airstrike inside Syria, targeting a convoy carrying anti-aircraft weapons bound for Hezbollah, the powerful Lebanese terror group allied with Syria and Iran.

The Syrian military denied there was a weapons convoy. It said low-flying Israeli jets crossed into the country over the Golan Heights and bombed a scientific research center.

The facility is in the area of Jamraya, northwest of Damascus, about 15 kilometers (10 miles) from the Lebanese border.

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