Israeli drone shot down over Lebanon: IDF

TEL AVIV: An Israeli drone was shot down over Lebanon overnight on Sunday, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said early on Monday.

A surface-to-air missile was launched at the drone operating in Lebanese airspace, the IDF wrote on Telegram.

The drone was hit and landed in Lebanon, the IDF said. Fighter jets hit the missile launch site, it added.

The information could not initially be independently verified.

Fighting broke out with Lebanon on Sunday, with the Israeli army announcing that two shells had been fired towards the village of Rosh Hanikra in northern Israel on the Mediterranean Sea.

The Israeli army attacked the locations from which the shots were fired and warplanes also targeted terror infrastructure northeast of Nabatieh, the report said. Earlier, fighter jets had also fired on targets of the Iran-backed Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah.

Both Hezbollah and the military wing of the Palestinian militant organization Hamas claimed responsibility for the attacks on Israel on Sunday.

Since the start of the Gaza war in October, there have been deaths and injuries as a result of daily shelling on the border between Lebanon and Israel.