Tensions high: At least 12 Israel Air Force fighter jets breached Lebanon's airspace Thursday morning, the Lebanon Army says.
According to the Lebanese military, the jets flew over the town of Naqoura, among other sites, starting at 9:10 am, leaving Lebanon about an hour and 25 minutes after first entering the country's airspace.
Responding to the Lebanese report, the IDF said that "the Air Force does not provide details about its operational activity."
The Lebanon Army stressed that the breach constituted a violation of Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended the Second Lebanon War.
Lebanese military officials occasionally report that IDF drones operate in southern Lebanon, yet reports of fighter jets entering the country's airspace are rare.
The latest report comes against a backdrop of growing tension on Israel's northern border. Recently, Hezbollah claimed that it uncovered and removed two spying devices planted by Israel in southern Lebanon. Later, Lebanese officials said that an explosion off the Sidon coast was an Israeli naval mine and that Israeli aircraft flew in the area of the blast.
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