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Anti-aircraft missile fired at an Israeli drone

IDF says attempt to down one of its drones over Lebanon failed

News channel affiliated with the Lebanese terror group claims Hezbollah targeted the UAV with 'appropriate weapons' and forced it to leave the area, after reporting earlier the drone was downed in southern Lebanon

Israel's military said an anti-aircraft missile was fired from Lebanon at one of its drones on Thursday but the aircraft was not hit in the rare launch. A military spokesman made the statement on Twitter after Lebanon's al-Mayadeen TV reported an Israeli drone was brought down near the town of Nabatiyeh in southern Lebanon.

 

 

Shortly after IDF's statement, Al-Manar TV - affiliated with the Lebanese terror group - reported that Hezbollah targeted the drone over the country's south with "appropriate weapons" forcing it to leave Lebanese airspace.

 

Anti-aircraft missile fired at an Israeli drone
Anti-aircraft missile fired at an Israeli drone

 

The drone was gathering intelligence on Hezbollah targets near the border.

  

Last week, an Israeli drone was shot down in Lebanon during routine IDF operations to secure the border.

  

Lebanese media also reported that Hezbollah was responsible for shooting down the unmanned aircraft, but the Al-Manar network said that a resident of southern Lebanon shot the drone down over the village of Kafr Kila using a shotgun.

 

Israeli drone downed over the village of Kfar Kila
Israeli drone downed over the village of Kfar Kila

 

Lebanon's biggest militia, Iran-backed Hezbollah had vowed in August to shoot down Israeli drones in Lebanese airspace. That followed a suspected Israeli drone strike on a Hezbollah-linked facility in Beirut.

 

Tensions have risen between them as U.S. sanctions squeeze Iran, which Israel accuses of trying to set up precision-missile plants for Hezbollah in Lebanon. Hezbollah has denied having such sites.

 

Reuters contributed to this report

 


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