Lebanon’s Aoun says alleged Israeli drone strikes like ‘a declaration of war’

Lebanese President Michel Aoun slams the “Israeli assault on the southern suburbs of Beirut” in a meeting today with UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis, Reuters reports.

The Lebanese army confirmed on Sunday Hezbollah’s claim that two armed Israeli drones exploded outside the organization’s propaganda offices in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, causing damage to the structure.

“Two of the Israeli enemy’s drones penetrated Lebanese airspace above the Madi neighborhood in the southern suburb of Beirut. The first fell to the ground and the second exploded in the air, only causing material damages.”

Lebanon’s Naharnet website quotes Aoun telling Kubis that the purported Israeli strikes “resemble a declaration of war and Lebanon has the right to defend its sovereignty.”

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