The Lebanese Army has accused the IDF of attacking two Lebanese Military Intelligence agents in the southern border area of Rmeish on Tuesday morning.
“As a patrol from the Intelligence Directorate was inspecting a land plot between points B36 and BP14, they came under an attack from a patrol belonging to the Israeli enemy,” the Lebanese army said in a statement.
According to the statement, the IDF patrol threw several smoke grenades at the agents, which resulted in both suffocation as well as a small blaze set to the surrounding field. Shortly after, members of the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) arrived on the scene, and along with a Lebanese army patrol, worked to douse the flames.
The IDF Spokesman’s unit confirmed to Tazpit Press Service (TPS) that the incident took place, saying that “IDF troops spotted a group of suspects who approached the border fence. Troops arrived on the scene and hurled smoke grenades in order to distance them, and they eventually retreated.”