Lebanon’s Hezbollah: Drones that fell in Beirut carried explosives

Damage inside a media center of the Lebanese Hezbollah in the south of the capital Beirut, after two drones came down in the vicinity of its building. (AFP)

Lebanon’s Hezbollah said that two Israeli drones that crashed in Beirut’s southern suburbs on Sunday were carrying explosives.

The Iran-backed movement said in a statement late on Monday that experts examined the first drone.

The suburbs “were subjected to an attack by rigged drones,” with the first one failing to cause a blast and the second exploding, it said.

After the two drones crashed on Sunday, Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah warned Israeli soldiers at the border to await a response.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Israel is ready to use “all means necessary” to defend itself against Iranian threats “on several fronts.”

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:55 - GMT 06:55