Israeli aircraft on Monday released scarlet heat balloons over Lebanon’s regional waters, in the first such violation in around a year, Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency reported.

“Israeli warplanes dropped more than 30 scarlet heat balloons between Naqoura and Tyre within two hours,” National News Agency reported.

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Meanwhile, LBCI television said Israeli warplanes fired “five flare bombs over the sea off Tyre’s coast.”

Earlier on Monday, the Lebanese army issued statements about a series of violations of Lebanese airspace by Israeli jets.

Israel has escalated its flights over Lebanon in recent weeks, the Lebanese agency noted.

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