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      Archive: 12/30/2013

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        12/30/2013, Tevet 27, 5774

      Lebanon Attempts to Intercept Syrian Jets

      According to Irish Times, Lebanese forces have fired on Syrian aircraft that violated the country’s airspace, security officials said.

      It was the first time since the outbreak of Syria’s conflict three years ago that the Lebanese military had taken action to prevent Syrian warplanes from violating its airspace, says Irish Times

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