BEIRUT: President Michel Sleiman slammed Tuesday Syrian airstrikes that targeted Lebanese territories earlier this week and said the Army confirmed the attacks took place. A few hours after Damascus denied reports that its jets fired rockets into Lebanon Monday, Sleiman told reporters in Lagos, Nigeria, that he verified the accuracy of the reports by holding multiple contacts with security officials.


“We heard Syria’s denial regarding the airstrikes, but Lebanese Army officials confirmed that the attack did take place,” said Sleiman, who added that the violation of the country’s sovereignty was “unacceptable.” “President Michel Sleiman considers the Syrian air bombardment of Lebanese territory an unacceptable violation of sovereignty,” said a statement from Baabda Palace. [Link]