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Lebanese Army: Israel Sent Drone over Hezbollah Area in Beirut

Lebanese Army: Israel Sent Drone over Hezbollah Area in Beirut

Sunday, 13 October, 2019 - 17:30
Lebanese soldiers carry an Israeli drone that was captured after falling in a southern Beirut suburb, during a press conference at the defense ministry in September. AFP
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The Lebanese army on Sunday accused Israel of sending a reconnaissance drone at the weekend over Beirut's southern suburbs, which is a Hezbollah stronghold.

On August 25, two explosives-laden drones were sent to the same area. One of them exploded, sparking a dangerous escalation between Hezbollah and Israel.

On Saturday night, "one of the Israel enemy's reconnaissance drones violated Lebanese air space... overflew the southern suburbs and left," the army said in a statement.

The August incident heightened regional tensions, which culminated in a cross-border exchange of fire in early September.

Hezbollah vowed then that it would shoot down any Israeli drones violating Lebanon's air space.

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