The leader of Hizballah claimed responsibility Thursday, October 11 for launching an Iranian-made drone aircraft into Israeli airspace earlier this week, adding more tension to an already explosive Mideast atmosphere, the Associated Press reported. Sheik Hassan Nasrallah warned that it would not be the last such operation by his Lebanese terrorist group. He said the aircraft was made in Iran and assembled by Hizballah, adding that it was much more sophisticated than drones it sent before. Israeli warplanes shot down the unmanned plane, but the infiltration marked a rare breach of Israel’s tightly guarded airspace. With a formidable arsenal that rivals that of the Lebanese army, Hizballah is already under pressure in Lebanon from rivals who accuse it of putting Lebanon at risk of getting sucked into regional turmoil. Confirmation that Hizballah was behind the drone could put the group under further strain internally.