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Lebanese army says Israeli drone has crashed in port of Tripoli

  • In this photo released by the Lebanese Army official website, an Israeli drone is seen under the water in the port of Tripoli, northern Lebanon, Saturday, July 11, 2015. In a statement, the army says the unmanned reconnaissance aircraft crashed Saturday morning. It published photos that showed the aircraft largely intact in the waters and then on land after it was taken out. Arabic writing reads, "Army public affairs." (Lebanese Army Website via AP)

    In this photo released by the Lebanese Army official website, an Israeli drone is seen under the water in the port of Tripoli, northern Lebanon, Saturday, July 11, 2015. In a statement, the army says the unmanned reconnaissance aircraft crashed Saturday morning. It published photos that showed the aircraft largely intact in the waters and then on land after it was taken out. Arabic writing reads, "Army public affairs." (Lebanese Army Website via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo released by the Lebanese Army official website, Lebanese soldiers remove an Israeli drone that crashed in the port of Tripoli, northern Lebanon, Saturday, July 11, 2015. In a statement, the army says the unmanned reconnaissance aircraft crashed Saturday morning. It published photos of that showed the aircraft largely intact in the waters and then on land after it was taken out. Arabic writing reads, "Army public affairs." (Lebanese Army Website via AP)

    In this photo released by the Lebanese Army official website, Lebanese soldiers remove an Israeli drone that crashed in the port of Tripoli, northern Lebanon, Saturday, July 11, 2015. In a statement, the army says the unmanned reconnaissance aircraft crashed Saturday morning. It published photos of that showed the aircraft largely intact in the waters and then on land after it was taken out. Arabic writing reads, "Army public affairs." (Lebanese Army Website via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This photo released by the Lebanese Army official website, shows an Israeli drone that crashed in the port of Tripoli, northern Lebanon, Saturday, July 11, 2015. In a statement, the army says the unmanned reconnaissance aircraft crashed Saturday morning. It published photos that showed the aircraft largely intact in the waters and then on land after it was taken out. Arabic writing reads, "Army public affairs." (Lebanese Army Website via AP)

    This photo released by the Lebanese Army official website, shows an Israeli drone that crashed in the port of Tripoli, northern Lebanon, Saturday, July 11, 2015. In a statement, the army says the unmanned reconnaissance aircraft crashed Saturday morning. It published photos that showed the aircraft largely intact in the waters and then on land after it was taken out. Arabic writing reads, "Army public affairs." (Lebanese Army Website via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The Lebanese army and a security official say an Israeli drone has crashed into the port of Tripoli in northern Lebanon.

In a statement, the army says the unmanned reconnaissance aircraft crashed at 8.30 a.m. local time (0530 GMT) Saturday. It published photos of that showed the aircraft largely intact in the waters and then on land after it was taken out.

It had a Jewish Star of David and Hebrew writing on it.

Israel frequently sends drones over Lebanon, mostly over towns and villages in the country's south where the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah is known to operate. The city of Tripoli is unusually far north but Israeli drones are known to fly over the entire country.

The Israeli military refused to comment on the report.