BEIRUT — Lebanon’s paramilitary Hezbollah movement staged war games Sunday near the border with Israel. Around 200 fighters showcased Hezbollah's growing capabilities, and a heavy arsenal including a new anti-drone weapon.
The Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar media outlet posted photos of the exercises, which included simulated drone and sniper attacks. Videos of the drills circulated in the media. In one clip, fighters are seen jumping through flaming hoops. Light and heavy arms were on display including anti-aircraft weapons, rocket launchers and rocket-propelled grenades.
In one photo shared via Twitter, al-Manar said Hezbollah unveiled a new weapon to intercept and destroy drones.
The games simulated an attack using dirt bikes, operations to capture Israeli soldiers and raids into Israeli settlements.