Israeli drone crashes in south Lebanon

IDF confirms reports from Lebanon, says will investigate crash.

September 20, 2014 11:45
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Israeli drone

Israeli Drone (illustrative). (photo credit: REUTERS)


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An Israeli drone crashed in Lebanon on Saturday morning, an IDF spokeswoman confirmed. The plane was flying across the northern border on a regular surveillance mission when it fell from the sky.

Media outlets in Lebanon first reported that a drone had crashed in the southern town of Marjayoun. The Beirut-based Al-Manar TV station, which is associated with Hezbollah, broadcast images of the drone and said the Lebanese army had taken control of the downed aircraft.  

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Ruling out the possibility that the drone was deliberately downed, the IDF said a technical malfunction caused the crash, adding that it was further investigating the incident.

The Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star quoted security sources as saying the drone fell in a farm in the Saradah Valley and that it apparently crashed due to a technical malfunction. The Lebanese Army closed off the site of the crash.

This is not the first time a downed Israeli drone has made headlines. Last month, Iran released footage of a spy drone it claimed to have shot down as it headed for a nuclear site.

An unmanned plane was also reported to have crashed in Iraq in late August. The Arab-language Al-Mayadeen television network said at the time that the Hermes Model drone was shot down near Baghdad Airport.

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