Syrian air defenses reportedly shot down an Israeli drone near the Syrian-Lebanese border, Damas Post a Syrian news site reported Wednesday evening. Damas Post quoted eyewitnesses Wednesday evening as saying they saw burning wreckage fall out of the sky into eastern Lebanon.
Iran said it would deal decisively with any foreign encroachment into its airspace, an apparent warning to the United States after one of its surveillance drones was targeted by Iranian warplanes last week. On Thursday U.S. officials said the unarmed Predator drone was in international airspace
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Hezbollah’s recent drone launch into Israeli airspace a “reckless provocation” in a report submitted Thursday to the Security Council, and warned that the war in Syria was destabilizing Lebanon.
A senior Iranian military official claimed Tuesday that Iranian-made surveillance drones have made dozens of apparently undetected flights into Israeli airspace from Lebanon in recent years to probe air defenses and collect reconnaissance data. An Israeli official rejected the account.
Salafist Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir slammed on Sunday Hezbollah for launching the unmanned drone flown over Israeli territory and said this demonstrated the Shiite party’s disrespect for President Michel Suleiman and for national dialogue.
Hezbollah’s increasingly visible support for President Bashar al-Assad and its latest military challenge to Israel has put the militant group on a collision course with domestic opponents who accuse it of dragging Lebanon towards regional conflict. While still denying it has sent forces to Syria to fight alongside soldiers trying to crush a 19-month-old uprising […]
Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour stressed on Sunday that Lebanon will have to assume the responsibility for launching the Iranian-made Hezbollah drone into Israel’s airspace because the country is in confrontation with Israel.
The Israeli air force shot down a drone after it crossed into southern Israel on Saturday, the military said, but it remained unclear where the aircraft had come from. The drone was first spotted above the Mediterranean in the area of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip to the west of Israel, said military spokeswoman Avital Leibovich.
An al-Qaida suicide bomber killed a prominent pro-government tribal chief and at least 45 others at a funeral in Yemen’s southern province of Abyan, the Defense Ministry said Sunday.
A suicide bomber struck at a funeral in a village in Yemen’s southern province of Abyan overnight, killing at least 25 tribal fighters and wounding dozens more, officials and medics said on Sunday.