On May 17, 2022, Channel 1 (Iran) aired a report about the inauguration of the production line of the Iranian Ababil-2 UAV in Tajikistan. The event was attended by Iran’s Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces General Mohammad Bagheri and by Tajikistan's Defense Minister General Shirali Mirza. According to the report, drones similar to Ababil-2 have been in operation in Palestine under the name "Jenin" (operated by Palestinian Islamic Jihad, see MEMRI TV Clips Nos. 9523 and 9568), in Yemen by the Houthis under the name "Samad," and in Lebanon by Hizbullah under the name "Hassan". The report also provided a brief overview of the drone's technical capabilities.
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