Hezbollah media outlet boasts group using attack drones in Syria

(JTA) — A Hezbollah-affiliated media outlet has provided footage of fighting in Syria that it claims shows a new addition to the arsenal of the Lebanon-based terror group: attack drones.

The video, released Tuesday on social media, features footage of an unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, dropping cluster bombs on three Syrian rebel positions in the countryside surrounding Aleppo in support of the Syrian regime.

It is the first visual evidence that the Iran-backed organization has used UAVs capable of carrying out bombings, according to The Times of Israel.

In 2005, Hezbollah used an Iran-supplied UAV to spy over Israeli airspace, alarming the Israel Air Force, whose leaders anticipate a new bout of fighting with Hezbollah at some point in the future.

Last month, Israel’s Patriot missile defense system failed three times to intercept a Russian UAV that accidentally breached Israeli airspace, according to The Times of Israel.