Israel shoots down drone from Lebanon, military says
Israel shot down a drone that had crossed over from Lebanon on Thursday, its military said in a statement.
"A short while ago, IDF (Israel Defence Forces) soldiers identified and downed a drone crossing from Lebanese territory into Israeli territory towards the town of Zar'it," the military said.
It did not immediately identify who had sent the drone from Lebanon and released a photo of a UAV lying in a thicket of thorns. "The IDF will continue to prevent any attempt to violate Israeli sovereignty," the military said.
IDF says troops downed a small drone that crossed into Israel from Lebanon, near the northern town of Zar'it pic.twitter.com/uGpppYLxOr— Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian (@manniefabian) May 25, 2023
Last month, Israel said Lebanese armed group Hezbollah was behind a rare roadside bomb attack that wounded a motorist in northern Israel in March, and in the past has said it shot down the group's drones.
Iran-backed Hezbollah and Israel fought a month-long war in 2006 and have traded fire on several occasions since, but have avoided a large-scale confrontation.