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Hezbollah claims it downed IDF drone in Lebanon

An IDF drone landing in an airfield on the Golan Heights, on January 20, 2015. (Jack Guez/AFP)
An IDF drone landing in an airfield on the Golan Heights, on January 20, 2015. (Jack Guez/AFP)

The Hezbollah terror group claims it downed the Israeli military drone that the IDF says fell in southern Lebanon earlier today.

The group says that it took down the drone at around 1:55 pm, near the outskirts of the town of Yater in southern Lebanon, by “targeting it with appropriate weapons.”

The IDF says that it is aware of Hezbollah’s claims but declines to immediately comment on them. An IDF spokesperson says that he is looking into the matter.

Earlier, the IDF said that the device — a small copter model — was performing “routine activities” when it went down.

Such crashes are relatively common and there are generally no concerns that intelligence can be gleaned from the off-the-shelf devices.

The IDF says that the incident will be investigated.

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