Reports: Israel destroys its own drone in Lebanon

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel  reportedly destroyed a downed drone in eastern Lebanon with an air strike.

The attack on Sunday was first reported by Hezbollah’s al-Manar television, according to Reuters.  The French news agency AFP also reported the strike on a downed Israeli drone, citing unnamed security sources in Beirut.

“An Israeli airstrike was launched this morning to destroy one of their drones that crashed in the mountains outside Saghbine yesterday,” the anonymous source said, according to AFP.

Israel’s military did not comment on the reports, saying it does not respond to foreign news reports.

Israel fought a war with Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2006. Israel has struck several arms convoys in Syria that it said were en route to Hezbollah.

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