Two days after the deadly attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut – and during celebrations of the Lebanon’s 70th day of independence – security officials discovered an explosive-laden Buick with weapons and an approximately 400 kilo payload.

An engineering team defused the vehicle and prevented a large explosion. In the aftermath, Lebanese media speculated as to the manner in which the attack was stopped. The current assessment: Hezbollah is operating unmanned aircrafts.

On Monday, security officials told the Lebanese paper Al-Jumhuriyah that “the vehicle was tracked upon entrance to Arsal on the border with Syria and until it arrived in the area between Younin and Maqneh.” […]