Israel shoots down Hezbollah drone with Patriot missile

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Fighter jets were also scrambled to the area, but did not fire at the drone, the report said.

Conricus said Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed Lebanese group that has sent forces to back Syrian President Bashar Assad in the Syrian civil war, routinely uses drones on surveillance missions.

Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria after the 1967 Six-Day War and later occupied it in a move that has never been recognized by the worldwide community.

Israel has largely stayed out of the fighting in Syria. "This is proof of the IDF and the defense establishment's readiness".

The incident was not the first occasion that the IDF have intercepted drones on the Syrian border.

The system was also used in July 2016 when two Patriot missiles were fired at a suspicious drone that crossed into Israeli airspace from Syria.




Earlier this year, Israel intercepted another drone that strayed into the Golan airspace from neighboring Syria. Both missed their target and the unmanned aircraft returned to Syria.

"Hezbollah is an army of infantry, rockets, tanks, elite forces", the Hezbollah official told the Middle East Eye this week, amid tensions surrounding the shooting down by the Israeli Air Force on Tuesday of an Iranian-built drone launched by the group as it attempted to cross into airspace.

In a recent interview with The Jerusalem Post, Commander of the Aerial Defense Division Brig.

Yesterday, Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterated the threat of Iran at the United Nations General Assembly saying: "Iran is conducting a campaign of conquest across the Middle East, and Iran is developing ballistic missiles to threaten the entire world".

The Iron Dome created to shoot down short-range rockets, the Arrow (Arrow-2 and Arrow-3) system which intercepts ballistic missiles outside of the Earth's atmosphere, and the newly operational David's Sling missile defense system which is created to intercept tactical ballistic missiles, medium- to long-range rockets, as well as cruise missiles fired at ranges between 40 to 300km.

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