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IDF downs drone that enters Israel airspace from Lebanon

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

A drone likely belonging to Lebanon's Hezbollah terror group is seen after being downed by troops on the border with Lebanon, on July 18, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)
A drone likely belonging to Lebanon's Hezbollah terror group is seen after being downed by troops on the border with Lebanon, on July 18, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)

The IDF says troops downed a drone likely belonging to the Hezbollah terror group after it entered Israeli territory from Lebanon.

“The craft was monitored by air control units throughout the incident,” the IDF says.

In an image shared by the army, the drone appears to be a commercially available quadcopter manufactured by Chinese company DJI.

The IDF does not say how it was shot down, but it is believed to have been using electronic warfare means.

 

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