BEIRUT, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Thursday condemned the Israeli air raids that targeted Lebanon's southern villages earlier in the day, saying they constitute a flagrant and serious violation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1701, according to a statement by Lebanon's Presidency.
"These attacks are a direct threat to security and stability in the south," Aoun said.
This is the first time that Israel has used its military jets against Lebanon since 2006, he noted.
"This indicates an aggressive intention by Israel against Lebanon amid its continuous threats against our country and sovereignty," the president concluded.
Israeli war jets struck rocket launch sites in southern Lebanon on Thursday in response to earlier rockets' attack from Lebanon. Enditem