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Israeli jets fly low over Beirut
Israeli warplane (photo: 23 July 2006)
Israel has promised to prevent Hezbollah from rearming
The Israeli air force staged mock raids on Hezbollah targets in Beirut and parts of southern Lebanon on Tuesday, according Lebanese security forces.

The warplanes flew at low altitude over the city and dived at targets, but no bombings were reported.

Eight Israeli planes were involved in the operation, Lebanese security officials said.

The mock raid was the biggest show of Israeli air strength in Lebanon since the 34-day conflict ended in August.

Israel has previously warned that it would continue to fly over Lebanon to prevent Hezbollah from rearming with weapons smuggled from Syria.

United Nations peacekeepers and Lebanese security forces say that Tuesday's mock raids violate the UN-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah.

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