Israeli military aircraft attacked the Jabal Abou Rached area near Sarireh at dawn on Monday. The Israelis also carried out strikes against al-Mahmoudiyeh (Marjayoun). For its part, Hezbollah announced that it targeted a gathering of Israeli soldiers near the Dhayra and Hanita sites with missiles in the morning.

An Israeli Air Force drone was shot down by a surface-to-air missile launched from Lebanon. This was asserted by Israeli army spokesperson Avichay Adraee, who said that “the drone fell on Lebanese territory” and that “an investigation has been launched to determine the ins and outs of the incident.”

In a statement, he added that “Israeli military aircraft attacked the site from which the missile was launched” and indicated that “the Air Force will continue to operate in Lebanese airspace.”

Hezbollah claimed responsibility for this attack on Sunday evening, reporting that the Hermes 450 multiple-charge drone manufactured by Elbit Systems had been shot down over the village of Aaichiyeh (Jezzine caza).

Throughout Sunday night, Hezbollah fighters exchanged missiles and artillery fire with the Israeli army, while Israeli aircraft carried out reconnaissance flights over the border region in the eastern sector of southern Lebanon.