A Lebanese security source told Reuters that the cause of the blast “is still not 100 percent clear but most probably it was an Israeli airstrike to destroy their drone.”
#BREAKING: Israel raid destroys own crashed drone in Lebanon: security source
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Al-Jazeera also reported an Israeli jet shelling a position outside Saghbein.
Another source told Reuters an Israeli drone may have been downed. The sources did not elaborate; one added a “proper investigation” had been launched.
It’s unclear if there are any casualties.
No comment has so far been issued by Israeli authorities.
Israel is believed to have delivered several air strikes in neighboring Syria since the start of the civil conflict there. Those mostly targeted weaponry that Israeli sources said were destined for Lebanon’s Shiite militia Hezbollah. Hezbollah and Israel fought a 34-day war in 2006 in which hundreds of people were killed.
One of two Israeli drones recently violating Lebanese airspace.