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Israeli army says it intercepted drone approaching over Lebanon – Times of India

JERUSALEM: The Israeli military said on Sunday its air defences intercepted a drone flying towards Israel from Lebanon while it was over Lebanese territory, adding it had also responded with artillery to sources of fire coming from Lebanon.
The Iran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah, which has been exchanging fire with Israeli forces at the border for a month, said it had targeted three Israeli positions at the border using guided missiles and other weapons.
Tensions between Hezbollah and Israel have been escalating since its ally, the militant Palestinian group Hamas, and Israel went to war on Oct. 7, in the worst fighting between the two since their 2006 war.
The Israeli army said the drone was identified flying from deep inside Lebanon toward Israel. “The UAV was tracked by detection and control systems and was successfully intercepted by the IDF Aerial Defense Array over Lebanon,” it said.
Lebanon’s state-owned National News Agency, citing its correspondent, earlier reported that Hezbollah had shot down a hostile drone over south Lebanon. There was no comment from Hezbollah on the report.
Hezbollah has for the first time declared its use of anti-aircraft missiles during the hostilities that erupted after Oct. 7.
Around 60 Hezbollah fighters have been killed in the violence.

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