BEIRUT, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah claimed Thursday the responsibility for sending a drone which "flew over important installations" in Israel on Saturday and was downed over the northern part of the Negev desert.
"The resistance in Lebanon sent an advanced drone aircraft from the Lebanese territory towards the sea and it flew hundreds of kilometers over the sea before infiltrating the enemy's airspace, where it flew over important installations and bases for tens of kilometers above southern Israel, before being intercepted and downed by the enemy over Dimona," Nasrallah said in a televised speech.
"The drone was manufactured by Iran and assembled by Hezbollah cadres," he added, claiming the responsibility of "the Islamic resistance for this landmark operation."
He stressed that "the accomplishment was that the drone managed to travel for such a long distance and to infiltrate Israel's defenses, while it was expected that it would be shot down eventually."
Nasrallah pointed to the right of the "resistance to operate reconnaissance drones whenever we want and this flight will not be the only flight."
He warned Israel that "this capability is only part of the surprises of any future war. The resistance has the ability to conceal its capabilities and to send messages at the right time."