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Shoots down drone

31 Aug, 2014

The Israel Defense Forces uses a Patriot missile to shoot down a UAV as it enters Israel near the border town of Quneitra, the scene of clashes between Syrian regime forces and rebels over the previous few days. The origin of the drone is unclear with Army spokesman Col. Peter Lerner tweeting that it is Syrian, while another IDF official says she has no information. Army statement:

In spite of the IDF’s sensitivity to recent occurrences in the proximity of the border, we have repeatedly stated that we will respond to any breach of Israel’s sovereignty and will continue to act to maintain safety and security to the civilians of the State of Israel.