Israel shoots down drone over Golan Heights

2017-11-12 09:13


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Jerusalem - The Israeli military says it has shot down an unmanned aircraft that attempted to infiltrate Israeli airspace from neighbouring Syria.

The military said on Saturday that it had intercepted the drone above the Golan Heights and used a Patriot missile to shoot it down.

It was not immediately clear if the drone had reached the Israeli-controlled side of the Golan when it was shot down. 

Israel in September also shot down an Iranian-made drone sent by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah in the same area. Both Iranian and Hezbollah forces have been backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian civil war.

Israel has warned that it will not accept a permanent presence of Iran or its allied militias near its border in postwar Syria.

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