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IDF says it downed Hezbollah drone that entered Israeli airspace

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12.08.2021

Israeli troops downed a drone belonging to the Hezbollah terror group on Wednesday after it entered Israeli airspace, the Israel Defense Forces said on Thursday.

The military said the drone — a small copter mode — was “monitored throughout the entire event.” An IDF spokesperson said the day-long delay in reporting the incident was necessary in order to study the device after it was brought down.

The spokesman said the device was not armed at the time, likely indicating it was performing a reconnaissance mission of some kind.

The incident came amid lingering tensions along the border, following an exchange of fire last week — the first of its kind since the 2006 Second Lebanon War.

Last Friday, the Hezbollah terror group launched 19 rockets toward Israel. In response, IDF artillery cannons fired three barrages at targets in southern Lebanon.

The attack came after Israel struck targets in south Lebanon the day before, in response to what the IDF said was rocket fire into Israel by Palestinian terror groups in the area.

On Saturday, the day after its attack, Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said that his terror........

© The Times of Israel


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