Israeli says it brought down drone

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Israeli forces have brought down a drone belonging to the Lebanese Hezbollah group that crossed into northern Israel from Lebanon, the Israeli military says.

In a statement, the military said that earlier on Tuesday troops had located another Hezbollah drone that also had been downed along the border with Lebanon several weeks ago.

"We will continue to operate in order to prevent any attempt to violate Israeli sovereignty," the statement said.

Israel has acknowledged several incidents in recent years in which its own drones have been lost during missions along the Lebanese frontier, with Hezbollah claiming to have shot them down.

Hezbollah, which fought a war with Israel in 2006, is the dominant presence in Lebanon's south near the border with Israel.

The militant group has vowed to bring down Israeli drones breaching Lebanese airspace.