Israeli army fires shots at Lebanon army, report


The southern border unit of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) near the border town of Doheira went on full alert Monday evening after an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) patrol passing near the border fired shots at the area, according to security sources

“The army received around fourteen Israeli bullets in the area where they are positioned in Doheira, but there were no casualties,” a Lebanese security source said and added: “The Lebanese army has not responded and the UN Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has intervened to contain the situation.”

UNIFIL spokesman Neeraj Singh told AFP the peacekeepers had been informed by the Lebanese military of a shooting incident on the border.

“We are investigating. The situation on the ground is quiet and a UNIFIL patrol is in the area,” Singh said.

Israel had another story . An Israeli army spokeswoman said Israeli soldiers in the area were only conducting regular exercises. ‘What the Lebanese army heard came from these exercises,’ she said.

On August 3, a senior Israeli officer, two Lebanese soldiers and a Lebanese journalist were killed in a clash that erupted near the village of Adaisseh in southern Lebanon.

It was the bloodiest border confrontation between the two countries since Israel’s July 2006 summer war against Lebanon.



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