Lebanon's Hizbullah on Sunday operated its first reconnaissance drone in Israeli territory - flying over Jewish settlements in the north - in response to repeated Israeli violations of Lebanese airspace, the Shiite group announced.
In a fax sent to The Associated Press, Hizbullah said a reconnaissance drone of the Islamic Resistance, the group's military wing, carried out its first flight over "occupied northern Palestine, flying over several Zionist settlements, reaching the coastal settlement of Nahariya and returning safely to its base."
"This qualitative and new achievement by the Islamic Resistance in Lebanon comes as part of a natural reaction to the Zionist enemy's repeated and permanent violations of Lebanese airspace," the statement noted.
The statement promised more such flights, saying they would be made "whenever the resistance wants as a means of legitimate confrontation of Zionist violations and attacks on Lebanese sovereignty." (albawaba.com)