Drone from Syria approaches Israel, intercepted by Patriot missile

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/11/11 19:11:32

An Israeli Patriot missile intercepted a drone from Syria that approached Israel's disputed border with Syria near the Golan Heights on Saturday morning, the Israeli army said.

The aerial vehicle was demolished before it entered the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, a military spokesperson said in a statement sent to Xinhua.

"The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) intercepted a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) that attempted to infiltrate Israeli airspace in the Golan Heights using a Patriot missile," the statement read.

The missile was launched from a Patriot battery located in the city Safed in the Upper Galilee. Residents of the area said they heard echoes of strong explosions and a busy aerial activity, local media reported.

In September, Israel intercepted a UAV after it infiltrated into the demilitarized zone on the Syrian-Israeli border in the Golan Heights. According to Israel, the aerial vehicle was manufactured by Iran and operated by its ally, Hezbollah, a Lebanese Shiite militia.

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