Lebanese Army Fires at ‘Israeli’ Spy Drones in Border Town
By Staff, Agencies
Lebanese Army soldiers Wednesday evening opened fire multiple times on Zionist spy drones that crossed into southern Lebanon just days after an ‘Israeli’ drone attack on Beirut’s southern suburbs raised the specter of war.
According to an Army source, there were previous orders in place to shoot at ‘Israeli’ drones. “When the Army is able to down a drone, it shoots at it, when it can’t, it doesn’t shoot,” the source said.
“These small drones fly low and so we are able to shoot at them. The problem is they’re very small, so you need to be extremely accurate to hit them,” The Daily Star cited the source as saying.
The Lebanese Army said it opened fire at three ‘Israeli’ drones near the border in south Lebanon, above the Marjeyoun town of Odaisseh.
According to an initial statement from the Army, a first ‘Israeli’ drone “violated Lebanese airspace at 7:35 p.m. and hovered above a Lebanese Army position in Odaisseh.”
“The Army shot at it forcing it to return back to [Palestinian territories],” the statement said.
Videos shared on social media showed Army soldiers firing assault rifles at a drone in the night sky.
A second statement said that two additional ‘Israeli’ drones flew over the Army position in Odaisseh at 8:50 pm, leading soldiers to “confront them with appropriate weapons fire.”