An Israel Air Force drone crashed overnight between Friday and Saturday in an open area in southern Lebanon as a result of a technical malfunction, the IDF said.
“The incident is currently being reviewed. There is no risk of leaked information,” the IDF Spokesman’s Office said.
Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV station reported the drone crash and posted photos from the crash site.
“An unmanned Israeli spy plane crashes between the villages of Beit Yahoun and Baraachit,” al-Manar reported.
Other media in Lebanon reported that Lebanese engineering forces closed off the area and were searching for all remnants of the crashed drone.
The IAF drone was on an intelligence-gathering mission in southern Lebanon as part of routine operations, which also included an increased activity of IAF fighter jets in northern Israel.