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Israeli Army Says it Downed Drone that Came from Lebanon

Israeli Army Says it Downed Drone that Came from Lebanon

Friday, 22 January, 2021 - 17:45
An Israeli soldier stands guard next to an Iron Dome anti-missile system near the Israel's northern border with Lebanon, July 27, 2020. (Reuters)

Israel’s military said on Friday it downed a drone that crossed from Lebanon and would continue to protect its sovereignty.

With frictions high between Israel and the Iranian-backed Lebanese Hezbollah, drone activity is common along the border. It is not infrequent for one side to report shooting down an unmanned aircraft dispatched by the other.

“The drone was monitored by the Israel Defense Forces throughout the incident,” the military said in a statement, without giving further details.

There was no immediate comment from officials in Lebanon.

Israel has also carried out hundreds of air strikes in neighboring Syria in recent years against suspected Iranian military deployments or arms transfers to Hezbollah.

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