Hezbollah Launches Drone Strike Near Syrian Border

Strike is Hezbollah's first use of weaponized drone

Hezbollah fighters / AP

Lebanese Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah has only used unmanned aerial vehicles for reconnaissance purposes–until now.

On Sunday, Hezbollah used unmanned aerial vehicles to bomb al Qaeda-linked militants in northeast Lebanon, the first time the group has used drones with attack capabilities. The group used drones to bomb Nusra Front targets in Arsal, a northeastern Lebanese town nine miles from the Syrian border, according to Iranian news agency Fars.

The report, which includes a video that shows the purported drone strike, shows Hezbollah using a weaponized drone, the first non-intelligence drone used by the group.