The war in the north is escalating: A remotely manned aircraft exploded on Wednesday evening in the southern Golan Heights.

There were no injuries, but a building sustained damage.

The pro-Iranian militias in Iraq took responsibility for launching the aircraft, claiming they fired at a "vital target" in the area.

The militias also said that they used the "appropriate weapon".

Wednesday’s incident comes several days after the Islamic Resistance in Iraq, a coalition of Iranian-backed militias, claimed to have struck the Karish gas rig off Israel’s northern coast, describing the rig as a “vital target” in the Mediterranean Sea.

The claims by the militia came hours after the IDF announced it downed a drone over the sea near Lebanon as it approached Israeli airspace.

Since the start of the war against Hamas in Gaza, the pro-Iranian militias have launched dozens of attacks on bases in Iraq and Syria which host US troops.

The US has retaliated by striking Iranian-linked sites in both Iraq and Syria.