ISRAEL INTERCEPTS IRANIAN-BUILT DRONE ON SYRIAN BORDER

THE JERUSALEM POST – ANNA AHRONHEIM

Photo: Israel Defense Forces/ Nehemiya Gershoni

Israel intercepted an Iranian-built unmanned aerial vehicle that breached the “Bravo line” that marks the Syrian demilitarized zone, firing one Patriot anti-ballistic missile stationed near the northern city of Safed on Tuesday.

IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen Ronen Manelis stated the Hezbollah-operated drone took off from Damascus International Airport and was followed in real time by the Israel army before it crossed into the demilitarized zone between Israel and Syria and was intercepted by one Patriot missile.

The Iranian-built drone was used by Hezbollah to collect intelligence, Manelis said, adding that fighter jets were also scrambled but did not fire on the drone which fell in the area of the Syrian town of Quneitra controlled by the Assad regime.

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