Lebanese Army Fires at Syrian Aircraft

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Lebanon's army fired anti-aircraft missiles at two Syrian helicopters that bombed a Lebanese border area, officials said.

Lebanese Army Fires at Syrian Aircraft

"In accordance with the orders of the army command, anti-aircraft guns were fired in the direction of Syrian helicopters that bombed Khirbet Dawud near Arsal" near Lebanon's border with Syria, the source told AFP on Monday.

"It is the first time that the Lebanese army has used its anti-aircraft defence systems" to respond to Syrian bombings along the border, the source added.

There were no injuries in the Syrian raid and it was not clear whether the Lebanese fire had hit the Syrian aircraft.

Syrian forces have fired toward Lebanon in the past, trying to deter rebels from seeking cover in Lebanese border towns. Syrian warplanes and helicopters have also regularly carried out raids in the area around Arsal.

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