Lebanese Hizbollah’s Al Manar television overnight broadcast footage it said had been filmed by an Iranian drone showing a United States military drone flying over south-east Syria.
The grainy film showed what looked like a Predator drone, a type the US military uses for reconnaissance and attack missions, flying high above unidentifiable territory.
A voiceover in Farsi said “this is an American drone”. It said it had been identified by an Iranian drone which was monitoring it undetected.
The video’s authenticity could not be verified. The footage emerged as tensions grow between Washington and the military alliance that backs the Syrian government, including Iranian-backed forces such as Hizbollah.
The alliance threatened overnight to hit US positions in Syria, in response to a US strike yesterday against what Washington said were pro-government forces. Reuters