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Sunday, 8 February 2009

Israeli jets stage mock raids in Lebanon airspace

Israeli fighter jets have carried out mock attacks and reconnaissance missions in border regions with Lebanon, Press TV has learned.

Violating the Lebanese airspace, the warplanes carried out reconnaissance flights over border regions including Hasbaya, Arqub, Shaaba farms and Western Beqaa on Friday, a Press TV correspondent reported.

The military jets also overflew several other regions at low altitude and launched mock raids against Lebanese targets.

The report comes as the Israeli military has put its forces along the border on full alert ahead of the first anniversary of the assassination of Hezbollah top commander Imad Mugniyah who was killed in a car bomb attack in Damascus in February 2008.

Hezbollah leader Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, who has vowed to revenge the commander, believes all evidence gathered so far indicate that Israel's spy agency was responsible for Mugniyah's assassination.

The Israeli army has also moved its forces to the northern border with Lebanon after deploying them to the Gaza Strip during the military offensive in the coastal sliver. Source