Israeli drone crashes in southern Lebanon

An Israeli Skylark drone near the Gaza border, July 17, 2014. Photo by Moti Milrod

The UAV experienced a malfunction during a patrol along the border, according to the IDF.

An Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle crashed in southern Lebanon on Saturday, the Israel Defense Forces confirmed.

The Skylark drone experienced a malfunction during a routine patrol along the Israeli-Lebanese border, according to the IDF. The incident is being investigated.

The crash, which was initially reported in the Lebanese media, took place in the Marjayoun region.

Earlier this month, Lebanese media reported that Israel remotely detonated a spying device planted in south Lebanon, killing a member of Hezbollah and wounding several others in the explosion.

Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV said on September 6 that Hassan Ali Haidar was killed after army intelligence spotted a “strange device” in the village of Adloun, near Tyre. An unmanned drone remotely detonated the device following its discovery, according to the report, killing Haidar.

On August 28, the Arabic-language Al-Mayadin TV channel reported that an Israeli Hermes drone crashed in the vicinity of Baghdad Airport, in Iraq. According to Al-Mayadin, the cause of the crash is unclear.

By Haaretz


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