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Israeli drone crashes in south Lebanon

Updated: 05 23 , 2017 14:20
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BEIRUT, May 22 -- An Israeli reconnaissance drone on Monday crashed on the outskirts of the Aita al-Shaab village in the southern district of Bint Jbeil, the National News Agency (NNA) reported.

The Hezbollah media department identified in a statement the drone as tactical "Skylark" UAV and it was carried for inspection by the party's engineers. No further details have been given.

Israel regularly sends surveillance drones that broadcast live information back to Israel on a regular basis. These drones could be used to measure terrain and identify targets for attack.

Israel repeatedly violates Lebanon's airspace in contravention of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701. Lebanese officials have filed complaints against Israel at the U.N. over such violations.

Israel has bombed Syria on several occasions over the past couple of years. Some of the strikes were suspected to have targeted military equipment intended for Hezbollah.

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