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Hezbollah claims to fly drone into Israel undetected, film border bases

Lebanese terror group releases aerial video allegedly showing IDF facilities, says footage filmed during Israeli drill in October; Israel mum

A screenshot from video aired by Hezbollah's al-Manar television channel on December 4, 2020 allegedly shows an Israeli military base, as seen from a drone the Lebanese terror group claimed it flew into Israel undetected. (screenshot)
A screenshot from video aired by Hezbollah's al-Manar television channel on December 4, 2020 allegedly shows an Israeli military base, as seen from a drone the Lebanese terror group claimed it flew into Israel undetected. (screenshot)

Lebanese terror group Hezbollah on Friday claimed to have flown a drone into Israel and filmed two military bases near the border.

Hezbollah’s television channel al-Manar said the aerial video was filmed during the “Lethal Arrow” drill held by the Israel Defense Forces in October, which included a simulation of a war in the north against the terror group.

The drone returned to Lebanon without being exposed, Hezbollah claimed.

The bases identified in the video appeared to be the Biranit camp near the border and a military outpost in the Har Dov area.

There was no response from the IDF regarding either the video or Hezbollah’s claims about the drone.

Last month, the IDF said it downed a drone operated by Hezbollah after it entered Israeli airspace. The military said it tracked the drone “throughout the incident” and that it didn’t pose a danger to troops or nearby communities.

There were no details about the drone and whether it was armed or carrying surveillance devices.

Tensions have been high on the northern border since a Hezbollah fighter was killed in July during an airstrike on Damascus International Airport. The strike was widely attributed to Israel, and the Iran-backed terror group has vowed retaliation.

A week after the strike, a cell of Hezbollah operatives crossed the border on the contentious Mount Dov, but they were turned back with warning strikes after entering Israeli territory. In late August, shots were fired at Israeli troops near the community of Manara, but missed them.

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