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Hezbollah Has Downed Israeli Drone in Southern-Lebanon

On Monday Hezbollah said it shot down an Israeli drone in Southern-Lebanon within the latest outburst of intensifying tensions between the Israel and Iran-backed group.

The drone is captured now by Hezbollah’s, the group mentioned in a statement.

The incident occurred a week after Hezbollah and Israel exchanged cross-border fire marking their fiercest shelling change since the 2006 Lebanon war.

After last week’s clash the group’s leader stated, Hezbollah would shoot down Israeli drones in Lebanese airspace.

An Israeli navy statement stated one in all its drones “fell inside southern Lebanon during routine operations.” It didn’t say why the drone crashed, but stated: “there is no concern information could be taken from it.” An Israeli military spokeswoman mentioned it was an “easy drone” without elaborating.

Hezbollah stated its fighters had used “appropriate weapons” to carry down the drone in the town of Ramyah on the edge of southern Lebanon.

Reports from the Israel-Lebanon border, a reporter for Hezbollah’s al-Manar television mentioned the drone has less damage and had owned the Lebanese airspace for around five minutes.

In a separate assertion, the Israeli army mentioned Shi’ite militias working below the command of Iran’s Quds Force, the abroad arm of Tehran’s Revolutionary Guards, fired plenty of rockets at Israel from Syria on Monday however they did not hit Israeli territory.

The army stated the rockets were launched from an area near Damascus.

Israel, alarmed by Iran’s rising regional influence by militia allies in nations including Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon, says it has carried out thousands of strikes in Syria. It needs to stop Iran establishing a permanent navy presence there and has struck against advanced weapon shipments to Hezbollah.