Jerusalem, Mar 31 (AFP) An Israeli drone has crashed in southern Lebanon due to a technical malfunction, the military said today, after Hezbollah media labelled it a “spy” device.

The Israeli military said that the drone crash in an open area last night posed “no risk of leaked information.” It provided no further details.

Hezbollah television station Al-Manar reported that the “spy drone” fell between Baraachit and Beit Yahoun in southern Lebanon.

It said that “a second spy plane targeted it with a guided missile, which resulted in it being destroyed.” Israel and Shiite militant group Hezbollah, based in neighbouring Lebanon, fought a devastating war in 2006 and the two remain bitter enemies. (AFP) CPS 03311920

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