Lebanon: Israel using hot air balloons to collect intelligence

The Lebanese military is claiming that Israel has begun making use of new means to collect intelligence above Lebanon – hot air balloons equipped with cameras and a self-destruction mechanism.


According to reports in Arab media, these Bombardier balloons were spotted over Baalbek on Friday, as well as in the villages of Nahla and Younin and the east Lebanon mountain ridge. A military expert told London-based al-Sharq al-Awsat that shooting at the balloons could reveal the location of weapons. (Roee Nahmias)


פרסום ראשון: 08.29.10, 08:01