The Israeli army yesterday launched military exercises in the occupied Lebanese Shebaa farms area.
Lebanese state news agency (NNA) reported that “heavy artillery shells were heard coming from inside the occupied Shebaa farms, which reached the adjacent liberated villages”.
The agency noted that the Israeli warplanes flew at low altitude over the areas of Hasbaya, Arqoub, Jabal Al-Sheikh and the occupied Shebaa farms.
On 2 February, the Israeli army announced its intention to carry out a large scale exercise, “to maintain the army forces’ readiness on all fronts within the framework of its annual training plan for the year 2020.”
“The manoeuvres include cooperation between the northern and southern leaderships, land, air and naval forces, as well as the intelligence service,” it said.
Israel occupies Lebanon’s Shebaa farms; an area of about 25 square kilometres.