Two Israeli Drones Crash in Beirut

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An Israeli drone fell in the southern suburbs of Beirut, dominated by the Iran-backed movement, and a second drone exploded near the ground before dawn on Sunday, Hezbollah officials have reported.

The second drone caused damage when it crashed in a neighbourhood of the Dahyeh suburbs close to Hezbollah’s media centre.

Residents of the Iranian-backed group’s stronghold in southern Beirut reported one large explosion that shook the area early Sunday, triggering a fire. They said the nature of the blast in the Moawwad neighborhood was not immediately clear but said it may have been caused by an Israeli drone that went down in the area amid Israeli air activity in neighboring Syria.

They said they heard an aircraft flying just before the blast and reported later that the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group sealed off the area. The blast occurred near the militant group’s media office in the Moawwad district.

 

Via Haaretz

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