France: We almost fired on Israeli warplanes

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 9, 2006 04:33

France's defense minister, Michele Alliot-Marie said on Wednesday night that French peacekeeping forces came close to firing on Israeli warplanes that overflew their positions in south Lebanon. Alliot-Marie told a parliamentary committee that French soldiers prepared anti-aircraft missiles for launch and were seconds away from firing them at Israeli planes.


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