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Hezbollah Says Targets Drone in South Lebanon

Hezbollah Says Targets Drone in South Lebanon

Thursday, 31 October, 2019 - 16:45
Israeli drone (AFP Archive)

Lebanon’s Hezbollah targeted a drone over the country’s south with “appropriate weapons” forcing it to leave Lebanese airspace on Thursday, NNA reported, citing a statement from the Iran-backed movement.

Israel’s military said earlier that an anti-aircraft missile was fired from Lebanon at one of its drones but the aircraft was not hit.

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 US sanctions squeeze Iran, which Israel accuses of trying to set up precision-missile plants for Hezbollah in Lebanon. Hezbollah has denied having such sites.

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