Lebanese army fired on Syrian warplanes over Arsal

arsal lebanon mapLebanese forces have fired on Syrian aircraft that violated the country’s airspace, Security officials said on Monday

It was the first time since the outbreak of the Syria’s conflict three years ago that the Lebanese military took action to prevent Syrian warplanes from violating its airspace.

Syrian forces have fired toward Lebanon in the past, trying to deter rebels from fleeing to the neighboring country or from sheltering in Lebanese border towns.

The Lebanese officials say the military opened anti-aircraft fire at two Syrian warplanes on Monday after the aircraft bombed Khirbet Daoud, which lies in the Eastern Mountain Range in an area adjacent to the barren mountains of the Lebanese town of Arsal.

LBCI reported that Syrian warplanes hit the area with three rockets.

There was no immediate comment from the Lebanese military or from the Syrian government.

Arsal has a long shared border with Syria, stretching along much of Damascus province and part of Homs province.

Since the eruption of the neighboring country’s war, Arsal has repeatedly been targeted with Syrian rockets.

  • 5thDrawer

    YES … Be like the Turks … the only way to stop them.

    • Hannibal

      Indeed! But not the Turks part… 😉

      • cook

        lol im a scarecrow

        • 5thDrawer

          We DO remember what the scarecrow thought he was missing … 😉

          • cook

            Though in the movie he had the ability to think and learn all along lol!

          • 5thDrawer

            Keep trying, young fellow …

        • Hind Abyad

          ..with a lot of more land to walk since the West Bank was “legaly” annexed yesterday.

  • 5thDrawer

    YES … Be like the Turks … the only way to stop them.

    • Hannibal

      Indeed! But not the Turks part… 😉

    • Hannibal

      Indeed! But not the Turks part… 😉

      • cook2half

        lol im a scarecrow

        • 5thDrawer

          We DO remember what the scarecrow thought he was missing … 😉

          • cook2half

            Though in the movie he had the ability to think and learn all along lol!

          • 5thDrawer

            Keep trying, young fellow …

        • Hind Abyad

          ..with a lot of more land to walk, on since the West Bank was “legaly” annexed yesterday.

    • Hannibal

      Indeed! But not the Turks part… 😉

  • jimmy basso

    That is the right reply to these violations of Lebanon’s airspace by syrian regime fighter jets, we need more of this so they get the message clear and they stop.

  • jimmy basso

    That is the right reply to these violations of Lebanon’s airspace by syrian regime fighter jets, we need more of this so they get the message clear and they stop.

  • guss043

    finally we started to be a country , hope is not an act to please and continue on both violators Syria and israel

  • guss043

    finally we started to be a country , hope is not an act to please and continue on both violators Syria and israel

  • nagy_michael2

    I am sure Nassrallah is going to come on Video from his bunker bed and say ” The Syrian Army fighters are a Red Line..” watch it on Friday coming to your theatre..

    • 5thDrawer

      LOL …

      • Hind Abyad

        To guss043 Sorry again Drawer page twitch..

        You hope! Pray, when biilons are being offered there are secret deals, there is a price attached.

        • 5th ass

          which Hind are you ? Hind Wasind

          • Hind Abyad

            It’s the 4th comment on your brand new disqus and you know me..
            Come say tsk tsk.. .

          • 5th ass

            Wow I like it!

        • 5thDrawer

          rather large twitch … 😉 hehehe

          • Hind Abyad

            Does that happen just to me or it’s my donkey computer ..poor you

    • cook

      The shaitan prefers Syrian rule over Lebanese people

      • nagy_michael2

        Yes even when the Syrian army torturing lebanese.. Some lebanese groups like Hezbollah and SSNP were supporting them then. If we fought back, then we are israelis.. so i say I hope israel wipe them out since we are either labeled wahhabis or israeli agents..

  • nagy_michael2

    I am sure Nassrallah is going to come on Video from his bunker bed and say ” The Syrian Army fighters are a Red Line..” watch it on Friday coming to your theatre..

    • 5thDrawer

      LOL …

      • Hind Abyad

        You hope..pray, when biilons are being offered, there are seccet deals, there is a price attached.

        • 5th ass

          which Hind are you ? Hind Wasind

          • Hind Abyad

            It’s the 4th comment on your brand new disqus and you know me..
            Come say tsk tsk.. .

          • 5th ass

            Wow I like it!

        • 5thDrawer

          rather large twitch … 😉 hehehe

          • Hind Abyad

            Does that happen just to me or it’s my donkey computer ..poor you

    • cook2half

      The shaitan prefers Syrian rule over Lebanese people

      • nagy_michael2

        Yes even when the Syrian army torturing lebanese.. Some lebanese groups like Hezbollah and SSNP were supporting them then. If we fought back, then we are israelis.. so i say I hope israel wipe them out since we are either labeled wahhabis or israeli agents..