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Israeli Drone Flies over Southern Region in Anticipation of Possible Rocket Attack

An Israeli surveillance drone flew over the southern city of Tyre on Wednesday evening after several rockets were launched for the past four consecutive nights towards Israel from a region in the port city.

The state-run National News Agency reported that an “Israeli surveillance drone flew as of 8:50 pm in the southern region's airspace above Tyre.”

The drone flew over the region extending from “al-Naqoura towards al-Rashidiyeh refugee camp and several towns which witnessed a tensed security situation in the past days.”

In the fourth such attack in four days, at least one rocket was fired Monday night from southern Lebanon towards northern Israel.

In retaliation, the Israeli army fired several artillery shells.

And three rockets were fired Saturday at Israel from the same region while a rocket was launched early Friday from the southern region of Hasbaya. A man has been arrested over his involvement in Friday's attack, which he said was in solidarity with the Gaza Strip.

Israel had filed a complaint to UNIFIL, which monitors the border between Lebanon and Israel, after Friday's attack.

Israeli military officials said they believed Friday's attack was carried out by a small Palestinian group in retaliation to Israel's deadly assault on Gaza.

These security developments in the South come as an Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip has entered its ninth day, killing at least 194 people and wounding over 1,500 others.

S.D.B.

Y.R.


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