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11 December 2001
Press Release

Israeli Air violations of the blue Line continue
PRSG reiterates call for halt to overflights


Beirut, 11 December 2001 (UN Information Centre) - On 10 December, 8 air violations, involving 7 jets and 5 drones, took place across the blue Line and into Lebanese airspace.

Sonic booms were also heard over the capital Beirut.

These air violation took place after a lull of 7 days during which no overflights and no sonic booms were reported across the Blue Line.

The Personal Representative of the Secretary-General for southern Lebanon (PRSG), Mr. Staffan de Mistura, calls once again on the Israeli authorities to cease such air violations across the Blue Line.

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