IDF fires flares over Lebanese border in response to suspected smuggling attempt

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Flares are fired by the Israeli military over the Lebanese border, in response to a suspected smuggling attempt.

The Israel Defense Forces says the flares were launched as part of “initiated activity” near the town of Ghajar.

Local authorities tell residents that there are no fears of a security incident.

Smugglings of drugs, and sometimes weapons, into Israel is frequent on the border with Lebanon.

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