Watch: Hezbollah uses drones for missile attack on Syrian rebels


Iranian news agency reports this attack as the 1st operation Hezbollah has used drones.



With the three-and-a-half-year civil war in Syria spilling over into Lebanon, Hezbollah has upped its military capabilities in its fight against al-Qaida-affiliated Syrian rebels.


Alleged Syrian rebel target – YouTube screenshot

According to the Iranian Fars News Agency, the organization is now using drones – which until recently were used mainly for surveillance missions – to fight off Al-Nusra Front rebels

The newly-released one-minute video shows a small structure, believed to be the Al-Nusra Front headquarters in Lebanon, being directly hit from the sky.

23 terrorists were killed in the attack on the primarily-Sunni Arsal village, which lays northeast of Beirut, and dozens more were injured, according to FNA. The bombing also reportedly took the life of one of the group’s main ringleaders.

Hezbollah pounded several other terrorist positions during its crack down near the Lebanese–Syrian border, in what it said was a response to multiple attacks on Hezbollah checkpoints over the weekend. Al-Nusra took responsibility for the bombings, which left at least three dead.

Hezbollah drones have long been used for surveillance purposes against Israel. In late 2012 the Israel Air Force shot down a small unmanned aerial vehicle as it flew over southern Israel. And in April of last year Israel downed a Hezbollah drone off the coast of Haifa.


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