Israel Shoots Down Syrian Drone Infiltrating 10 Kilometers Into Israeli Airspace

The Israeli military fired a Patriot missile at a drone that approached from Syria and infilitrated Israeli territory, the army confirmed Wednesday afternoon. 

The army said the unmanned aerial vehicle was intercepted by the missile after infiltrating 10 kilometers Israeli territory, and was shot down over the Sea of Galilee. The army said that the was removed.

An Israeli Defense Forces statement said that a preliminary examination of the wreckage shows this was an unarmed Syrian reconnaissance drone, which also flew over Jordan before entering Israeli airspace.

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The IDF added that at this point it is still unclear whether the drone was on a reconnaissance mission when it flew into Israeli territory, saying that it may have veered off track. 

– Israeli missile shoots down drone infiltrating from Syria