For the first time, Hezbollah employed UAVs to bomb an enemy position, Iranian news agency FARS reported on Sunday.
The Lebanon-based terror organization struck the al-Qaeda affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra (Nusra Front) positions on the outskirts of Arsal, in Syria. The Iranian report claims at least 23 terrorists were killed, with dozens injured.
While Hezbollah had previously deployed unmanned aerial vehicles on reconnaissance missions, this incident marks their first aggressive use of UAVs. The attack is a possible retribution for a suicide attack in which three Nusra forces were killed.
On Saturday Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV network reported that an Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crashed over the Marjayoun area in Lebanon, close to the border. Israel has yet to address the report.