Lebanese Army announced on Saturday it fired tear gas at Israeli occupation forces over the border in response to smoke bombs fired at its troops.
“Elements of the Israeli enemy violated the withdrawal line and fired smoke bombs at a Lebanese army patrol that was accompanying a bulldozer removing an earthen berm erected by the Israeli enemy north of the withdrawal line, the blue line, in the Bastra area,” a statement released by the Army Command’s Orientation Directorate read.
“The army patrol members responded to the attack by firing tear gas bombs at the Israeli enemy units, forcing them to withdraw to the occupied Palestinian territories,” the statement added.
بتاريخ ٢٣ / ٩ / ٢٠٢٣ ما بين الساعة ١١,٠٠ والساعة ١٢،٠٠، أقدم عناصر من العدو الإسرائيلي على خرق خط الانسحاب وإطلاق قنابل دخانية باتجاه دورية للجيش اللبناني أثناء مواكبة جرافة، ٢/١#الجيش_اللبناني #LebaneseArmyhttps://t.co/Y5s9PqTC4W
— الجيش اللبناني (@LebarmyOfficial) September 23, 2023
Al-Manar’s correspondent in south Lebanon Ali Shoeib reported that a bulldozer belonging to the Lebanese Army was operating in the area in a bid to prevent the Israeli occupation army from reoccupying a liberated area in Shebaa Farms.
Our correspondent said that the occupation forces fired flare bombs at the Lebanese Army patrol and the accompanying bulldozer, prompting the Lebanese national army to respond to the aggression.
Source: Al-Manar English Website and Local media