Israel 'shoots down Lebanon drone'

BY: Samuel K. Obour

Israel says one of its fighter jets has shot down an unmanned aircraft sent from Lebanon into Israeli airspace.

A missile brought down the drone about five miles (8km) west of the northern Israeli port of Haifa around 14:00 (11:00 GMT), officials said.

Reports suggest the drone could have been sent by Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, which fought a month-long war against Israel in 2006.

It is the second time in seven months Israel has downed a drone from Lebanon.

Last October, the Israeli air force shot down an unmanned aircraft over the south of the country.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the incident as an "extremely grave" attempt to breach Israel's borders.