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Hizbullah drone pulled from sea in previous incident Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Office
Hizbullah drone pulled from sea in previous incident Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Office
 
 

Hizbullah drone downed, booby-trapped truck destroyed by IDF

IDF forces destroy truck filled with explosives apparently on its way to explode near border; IAF shoots down Hizbullah drone on Lebanese territory, another crashes near Tyre

Hanan Greenberg
Latest Update: 08.14.06, 01:24 / Israel News

Just hours before the ceasefire is expected to go into effect, Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah planned last-minute attacks on Israeli Sunday.

 

IDF forces operating north of Metula on the Lebanese side of the border located a truck filled with explosives; military officials estimate terrorists planned to detonate the truck near the Lebanon-Israel border. The soldiers attacked the truck and it was destroyed inside Lebanese territory.

 

Earlier on Sunday a Hizbulllah drone crashed, apparently due to a malfunction, near the Lebanese city of Tyre, while another was shot

down by the IAF over south Lebanon.  

 

Hizbullah is in possession of several Mirsad-type drones, some of which were flown over Israel on a number of occasions. Sunday’s incident marked the fourth time a Hizbullah drone has infiltrated Israeli skies in the past two years; just last week the IAF shot down a drone just 10 kilometers (about six miles)off the coast northwest of Haifa. The drone, which was not booby-trapped, was heading south when it was spotted by IAF forces.

 

Security officials estimate that the previous attempt to fly a drone over Israel was carried out by Hizbullah as part of its psychological warfare efforts.

 

Sharon Roffe-Ofir contributed to the report

 

First Published: 08.13.06, 23:17

 

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