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Lebanese army says it shot at two of three Israeli drones in Lebanese airspace
A photograph taken from near the southern Lebanese village of Adaiseh shows vehicles driving along the border wall with Israel. (AFP)

The Lebanese army said it opened fire at two of three Israeli drones that breached Lebanese airspace on Wednesday evening in the south of the country near the Israeli border, and all three returned to Israeli airspace.

They first entered Lebanese airspace at 19:35 and returned to Israel after shots were fired, the army statement said. A second drone returned to Israel without being fired at. The army fired at a third one which also returned back to Israel, it said.

A security source told Reuters that troops fired shots from M16 assault rifles.

Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun had said on Monday his country had a right to defend itself after two Israeli drones crashed in Beirut suburbs on Sunday.

The Israeli military spokeswoman said: “We are checking the report”.