Israeli drone 'shot down' in southern Lebanon
Lebanon's state-run news agency said a Lebanese man shot down an Israeli drone with a hunting rifle near the border village of Kfar Kila.
Lebanon's MTV news station reported that the drone was shot down by Hezbollah, but the group's Al-Manar news said a civilian shot it down.
The Israeli military admitted to flying a drone over Lebanon, saying it was done as a part of "routine operations to secure the border".
The military, however, claimed the drone "fell" as opposed to being shot down.
"One of the Israel enemy's reconnaissance drones violated Lebanese air space... overflew the southern suburbs and left," the army said in a statement.Read also: Israeli collaborator Amer al-Fakhoury's return to Lebanon sparks nostalgic memory of leftist resistance
On 25 August, two explosive-laden drones were sent to the same area. One of them exploded, sparking a dangerous escalation between Hezbollah and Israel.
Lebanon's Hezbollah and Israel fought a month-long war in 2006.
Lebanon and Israel remain technically in a state of war, though the border has been mostly calm since that conflict.
A Lebanese government investigation concluded last month the two Israeli drones were on an attack mission when they crashed in Beirut in August.
Agencies contributed to this report.
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