One of the two Israeli drones, which came down over Beirut’s Southern Suburb, was rigged with explosives and caused damage to a media center of Hezbollah, a spokesman for the Lebanese group told the France-Press Agency (AFP) on August 25.
“The first drone fell without causing damage while the second one was laden with explosives and exploded causing huge damage to the media center,” Mohamed Afif said.
The spokesman also denied that any of the two drones were shot down. However, he said that the second drone, which didn’t explode, is now in the possession of the Lebanese group.
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Local sources had released photos of the second drone. The photos show a quadcopter equipped with an unidentified device.
The attack on Hezbollah’s media center coincided with a series of Israeli airstrikes on the Syrian capital, Damascus. At least two fighters of the Lebanese group were reportedly killed in the airstrikes.
Beirut’s Southern Suburb is known to be the stronghold of Hezbollah. Many of the Lebanese group’s main headquarters are believed to be located in the district.
While Afif claimed that the drones were Israeli, other Hezbollah sources told AFP that this has not been established, so far. More information on the mysterious drones may be released in the coming hours.
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