On 25 August, two Israeli drones crashed near Hezbollah’s headquarters in the suburbs of Beirut. One reportedly exploded midair, causing significant damage to the Hezbollah press service building and injuring three people. Beirut has described the flight of the Israeli "reconnaissance drones" as "aggression" and an "attack" on its sovereignty.
Hezbollah claimed that the Israeli drones carried explosives, Reuters reported. In particular, the movement said in a statement cited by Reuters, that experts have examined the first drone. The suburbs "were subjected to an attack by rigged drones", with the first one failing to cause a blast and the second exploding, Hezbollah said, according to Reuters.