Lebanese Hizbullah Claims Downing Israeli Drone

June 28, 2023

Media outlets of the Iran-backed Lebanese Hizbullah claimed that on June 26, 2023 the group's fighters shot down an Israeli drone as it flew near the village of Zibqine in southern Lebanon, near the border with Israel.[1] Hizbullah published a video and several images of the drone, claiming it was a "R-Copter 1000" and included two "high quality cameras."[2]

To view the video, click below:

The spokesman of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) for Arab media tweeted the same day that during routine activities an IDF drone fell inside Lebanese territory. He added that the loss of the drone does not pose a risk of information leakage.[3]

Tweet by IDF Spokesman for Arab media


[1] Apnews.com/article/lebanon-israel-hezbollah-drone-2d14676ac0f00fe6202cb97c7b5e0596, June 26, 2023; Reuters.com/world/middle-east/hezbollah-aligned-outlet-says-group-shot-down-israeli-drone-that-flew-into-2023-06-26, June 26, 2023.

[2] Central-media.org, accessed June 28, 2023.

[3] Twitter.com/AvichayAdraee/status/1673297587439271937, June 26, 2023.

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