Lebanese army says it downed Israeli drone near southern border

A Lebanese flag flies over Khiam prison, in the southern town of Khiam, Lebanon. (File Photo: AP)

The Lebanese army said it shot down an Israeli drone along the border Thursday, while the Israeli military said it fell.

“A drone belonging to the Israeli enemy penetrated Lebanese airspace over Aita Shaab and members of the army shot it down,” a statement from the Lebanese army said.

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The drone was around 200 meters away from the UN-demarcated Blue Line, inside Lebanese territory, the army said.

An Israeli army spokesman said that the drone fell during “operation activity. “There is no risk of breach of information,” the spokesman said, offering no further details.

Last month, Iran-backed Hezbollah said it downed and seized an Israeli drone as it flew over the Lebanese border.

Hezbollah said its fighters downed the drone near the same town of Aita Shaab.

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