The Israeli drones used in the recent attack on Beirut’s Southern Suburb may have been on a mission to plant remotely-controlled explosive devices, Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah revealed on August 31.
In a speech dedicated to the holy day of Ashura, the Lebanese leader said that the incident in the Southern Suburb, a stronghold of the Lebanese movement, was “a clear Israeli aggression.”
“One of the theories is that the Israeli drones were meant to plant the explosive devices they carry so that another drone can detonated them,” Nasrallah said.
The Hezbollah leader went on to deny the presence of any precision-guided missile factory in Lebanon, saying that Hezbollah would have “proudly” announced the presence of any such facility.
“The response to the Israeli attacks is a settled matter,” Nasrallah said.
A day earlier, the Israeli military released information about the supposed Hezbollah guided missile program. The army claimed that the Lebanese group is working to establish missile factories in the heart of Lebanon with direct help from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
The separation line between Lebanon and Israel is now witnessing high tensions, with the Israeli military placed on high alert.