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Lebanon Says Air Attacks Over Weekend Amount to “Declaration of War” from Israel

HeadlineAug 27, 2019

Tensions are mounting across the Middle East following multiple air attacks over the weekend that were blamed on Israel. Hezbollah held funeral services for two fighters who died after two drones crashed in Beirut Sunday. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri accused Israel of violating Lebanese sovereignty, while President Michel Aoun likened the attack to a “declaration of war.” Meanwhile, Iraqi Shiite leaders called for the U.S. to withdraw its troops in the country, and said the U.S. bears responsibility for Israeli airstrikes that targeted an Iranian base in Iraq over the weekend, killing at least one fighter. Israel has only claimed responsibility for an attack on Syria Saturday, which they said targeted an Iranian-operated base that was preparing to launch a drone assault on Israel.

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