Two planes of combat belonging to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were seen flying over the Lebanese capital Beirut on Friday, according to unnamed security sources.
Neither the Lebanese authorities nor Hezbollah have yet published official statement regarding the incident.
Earlier, Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV reported a statement from the group saying it sent a drone inside Israel, visiting a area of 70 kilometers (43.4 miles) for 40 minutes.
Earlier, the Israeli army said it had failed to intercept a drone that was fired from Lebanon and violated the country’s airspace.
“He is clear of the preliminary inquiry that earlier in the day, a small wireless drone was spotted inside Lebanon, flying towards Israeli territory,” army spokesman Avichay Adraee tweeted.
“After violating Israeli sovereignty and following it up through surveillance systems, helicopters and planes combat were summoned, in in addition to launching an interceptor missile from the iron dome without being able to intercept it,” he said.
Lebanon is locked down in an argument with Israel over a area in the Mediterranean Sea extending for about 860 square kilometers (about 332 square miles), known as Area No. 9, which is rich in oil and gas.
Lebanon and Israel recently accused each other of Earth, air and maritime space offences.