Lebanon's Hezbollah says it downed Israeli drone

In the latest flare up raising tensions between Hezbollah and Israel - the Iran backed group says it has shot down an Israeli drone.

The drone was intercepted in southern Lebanon Monday (September 9) and the group say it's now in their possession.

It comes a week after the group's leader warned it would shoot down Israeli drones in Lebanese airspace.

An Israeli military statement said one of its drones fell inside southern Lebanon during routine operations.

Meanwhile in a separate incident Monday the Israeli military say Shi'ite militias operating under the command of Iran's Quds Force, fired several rockets at Israel from Syria.

The military say the rockets were launched from an area near Damascus and they failed to hit Israeli territory.

Israel has carried out hundreds of strikes in Syria alarmed by Iran's growing influence in the region through militia allies.

Last week Israel raised the stakes releasing footage showing a factory for precision-guided missiles in Lebanon's Bekaa valley.

They accuse Hezbollah of setting it up with a helping hand from Iran.

As weeks of drone attacks and cross-border shelling continue on this border where three enemies meet.