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IDF forces on the border with Lebanon
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IDF forces on the border with Lebanon

IDF shoots down Hezbollah drone on Lebanon border

Drone was reportedly under surveillance throughout the entire incident; military says troops had also located another drone belonging to the Iranian-backed group that had been intercepted in the same area several weeks ago

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Published: 04.27.21 , 22:14
Israeli forces shot down a drone belonging to the Lebanese Hezbollah terrorist group that crossed into northern Israel from Lebanon on Tuesday, the IDF said.
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  • The drone was reportedly under surveillance throughout the entire incident.
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    IDF forces on the border with Lebanon
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    In a statement, the military said that earlier in the day troops had located another Hezbollah drone that had been shot down along the border with Lebanon several weeks ago.
    "We will continue to act in order to prevent any attempt to violate Israeli sovereignty," the statement said.
    The IDF said that both drones were most likely used for intelligence gathering and were downed by electric pulses as soon as they crossed into Israeli territory and not by direct gunfire.
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    A drone Hezbollah shot down, claiming it was Israeli
    Israel has acknowledged several incidents in recent years in which its own drones have been lost during missions along the Lebanese frontier, with the Iranian-backed organization claiming to have shot them down.
    Hezbollah, which fought a war with Israel in 2006, is the dominant presence in Lebanon's south near the border with Israel. The militant group has vowed to bring down Israeli drones breaching Lebanese airspace.
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