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Lebanon to complain to UNSC against Israel’s use of its airspace to strike Syria

UN Ambassadors voting at the UN Security Council meeting in New York, United States on 18 December 2017 [Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency]

Lebanon will file a formal complaint to the United Nations Security Council against Israel’s use of its airspace to attack Syria, the country’s foreign ministry said yesterday.

In a statement, the ministry denounced “the air strikes against Syria” and reiterated that “Lebanese airspace should not be used to attack Syria”.

On Sunday, a Lebanese army statement said “four Israeli warplanes have violated Lebanese airspace over the sea, north of Beirut, heading east to Baalbek and then departed from the same location”.

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The Syrian regime said on Monday morning that the T4 airbase, in the countryside of Homs, was hit by several missiles.

Russia and military sources from the Syrian regime confirmed that the attack was carried out by Israeli warplanes.

Interfax news agency quoted the Russian army as saying that two Israeli F-15 fighter jets used Lebanese airspace and launched the air strikes against the airbase.

Israel, Lebanon tensions at the border - Cartoon [Latuff/MiddleEastMonitor]

Israel, Lebanon tensions at the border – Cartoon [Latuff/MiddleEastMonitor]

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