Israeli airstrikes killed two Hezbollah operatives in Syria Aug. 24. Hours later, two drones crashed in the vicinity of Hezbollah’s media relations office in a southern suburb of Beirut. One of the drones crashed without causing any damage, while the second exploded and damaged Hezbollah’s office. Hezbollah maintains that the two drones were Israeli, and that both had been armed with explosives.
These latest developments have brought the situation to a boiling point on the Lebanese-Israeli front, where a relative calm had prevailed since the end of the 2006 war.