Israel’s announcement followed a statement from Beirut and Damascus on 27 October, which said that the two countries have come to an agreement on how best to ‘confront challenges and enemy threats to which both Syria and Lebanon are exposed’. Local reports have stated that senior military officials met to discuss Israel’s continued violation of Lebanese airspace and Israel’s air attack inside Syria on 5 October (MEED 27:10:03; 6:10:03).