Hezbollah recovers crashed Israeli drone

Hezbollah found the Israeli drone that crashed into Lebanon on Monday, likely due to technical malfunction.

The Lebanon-based Hezbollah terror group announced on Tuesday that it found the Israeli drone that crashed late Monday in Lebanon.

In a statement, Hezbollah said it’s Mujahedeen [religious warriors] have found the crashed drone and moved it to “a safe area for examination,” Hezbollah’s al-Manar network reported.

Earlier on Monday, an Israeli reconnaissance drone crashed in southern Lebanon near the border. An IDF spokesperson confirmed the crash.

Israeli media reported that a Skylark drone crashed in south Lebanon as a result of what was believed to be technical malfunction.

Hezbollah’s Military Media Center said it crashed in the border town of Alma Shaab, in the southern district of Tyre.

The Lebanese Army rushed to the scene but could not reach the crash site due to the rough terrain.

The Skylark drone is a mini close-range tactical unmanned air vehicle (UAV) system principally designed to carry out intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance operations.

The UAV was designed and manufactured by Elbit Systems. It was first unveiled in 2006.

The UAV is primarily used for worst weather reconnaissance, data collection and target marking for missions ranging more than 50 km.

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By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News