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Israeli military shoots down drone

 


JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel shot down a drone Thursday as it approached the country’s northern coast, the military said. Suspicion immediately fell on the Hezbollah militant group in Lebanon which denied it sent the craft.

Hezbollah’s Al Manar TV made the announcement Thursday through a one line statement flashed as an urgent news bar on its screen.

Despite the denial, the incident was likely to raise already heightened tensions between Israel and Hezbollah, a bitter enemy that battled Israel to a stalemate during a monthlong war in 2006.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said he was...



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