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Hezbollah shot down Israeli drone in Lebanon

Source : 112 Ukraine

Israeli military confirms one of their drones fell in Lebanon during fighting along the border
14:09, 23 August 2020

112 Agency

Paramilitary of Hezbollah said on Saturday that they shot down an Israeli drone that entered Lebanese airspace, Reuters reports.

"The drone shot down near the border town of Aita al-Shaab is now in the possession of Hezbollah," the Iran-backed group said in a statement.

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According to the news agency, on the same day, the Israeli military confirmed that one of their drones fell in Lebanon during the fighting along the border.

Hezbollah was created by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps in 1982 to counter Israel's military presence in southern Lebanon. During the First Lebanon War in 1982, the Israeli military turned the border areas of Lebanon into a buffer zone and remained there until 2000.

Later, Hezbollah, along with the Palestinian terrorist organizations Islamic Jihad and Hamas, was used by Iran to shell Israeli settlements.

Israel believes that the armed Shiite movement Hezbollah, backed by Iran, is the biggest threat on its border. In 2006, they fought a months-long war that resulted in the deaths of about 1,200 people in Lebanon, mostly civilians, and in Israel, 158 people, mostly soldiers.

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