Second Israeli UAV Crashes in Lebanon

Lebanese army reported  Saturday: “Around 8:30 a.m., a drone belonging to the Israeli enemy fell in the port of Tripoli,”
• Photographs taken at the scene appear to identify an unarmed Hermes drone.
• IDF declines to comment – Again.

By Daniel Siryoti, Israel Hayom Staff & Reuters

 

An Israeli surveillance drone crashed into the sea near the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Saturday morning, according to Lebanese officials.

A drone, claimed to be Israeli, is pulled out of water near Tripoli, Saturday – Photo: EPA

Keeping with its policy regarding foreign reports, the Israel Defense Forces declined to comment.

The Lebanese army said in a statement, “Around 8:30 a.m., a drone belonging to the Israeli enemy fell in the port of Tripoli.”

According to media reports, the port area was closed and the drone was removed from the water with a crane.

Images taken at the scene appear to show an unarmed Hermes drone.

Saturday’s incident marked the second report of an Israeli drone coming down in Lebanon in the past month. In June, a drone identified as Israeli by Lebanese officials crashed in the Bekaa Valley region of eastern Lebanon. The IDF did not comment on that incident either.

 

View original Israel Hayom publication at: http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=26801

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