BEIRUT, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Hezbollah announced that it has brought down on Monday an Israeli aircraft outside the southern town of Ramyah near the border with Israel, the National News Agency reported.
The Israeli drone is now in the hands of Hezbollah fighters, the party said in a statement.
Tensions have escalated in the past week between Lebanon and Israel after a series of airstrikes conducted on Aug. 24 by Israel Defense Forces in Syria, killing two Hezbollah fighters, followed by an attack on Aug. 25 by two Israeli drones on Beirut's southern suburbs.
These two incidents prompted Hezbollah to retaliate a week later by destroying an Israel military vehicle in Avivim, north of Israel.
Moreover, the Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah warned that his fighters will bring down any Israeli drone that violates Lebanese airspace.