Israeli Jet Causes Sonic Boom Over Lebanon

Israeli Jet Causes Sonic Boom  Over LebanonIsraeli Jet Causes Sonic Boom  Over Lebanon

Israeli jets have flown low over the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, causing at least one sonic boom. An Associated Press reporter in Sidon heard two sonic booms and saw four jets flying overhead at various altitudes on Sunday. Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency reported one sonic boom caused by a low-flying Israeli jet, AP reported. The Lebanese Army did not have any immediate comment. Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry said Saturday it was filing a complaint against Israel at the UN Security Council for violating its national airspace to strike targets inside Syria. Tension has risen between Lebanon’s Shia group Hezbollah and Israel, which last fought a war in 2006. Hezbollah has played down the prospects of another imminent conflict but warned it could take place on Israeli territory, and said its rockets could hit targets anywhere in Israel. Israel’s air force chief has said it would use all its strength in a future war with Hezbollah. The 2006 war killed 1,200 Lebanese, mostly civilians, and 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers.


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