IDF officer: Hizbullah drone intended for Tel Aviv

September 18, 2006 13:03

A senior IDF officer said on Monday that "the drone which was launched by Hizbullah during the war in Lebanon, and which was shot down in the area of Haifa, was intended to strike the Gush Dan region," Army Radio reported. "We found in wings of the drone 10 kilograms of explosives, with ball-bearings packed inside," the officer said. "We are talking here about a very accurate machine. In the past there have been attempts by Hizbullah to infiltrate Israeli airspace with drones fitted with video cameras, but never drones armed with explosives." The officer also said the war revealed a number of shortcomings regarding the handling of ground intelligence.

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