Beirut : Israeli fighter jets breached Lebanese airspace on Friday and flew over southern Lebanese areas and the Bekaa Valley, the official National News Agency(NNA)reported.
The report quoted security sources as saying that Israel’s fighter jets flew at a high altitude over Arqoub, Hasbiya, West Bekaa, Iqlim Al-Tufah and Marjiyoun as well as over the south.
Meanwhile, a statement by the Lebanese Army’s Guidance Directorate said an Israeli scouting plane breached Lebanese airspace after midnight from the sea area by Naqoura town in the south. It then headed north and made a round over Beirut before exiting.
Israel has continued to carry out flights over Lebanese territory despite a UN-brokered ceasefire, which ended the 34-dayIsrael-Hezbollah war on Aug. 14 of 2006.
The Jewish state repeatedly announced that it would continue controversial flights over Lebanon, saying they were needed to stem alleged arms smuggling to Hezbollah.