IDF: Patriot missile intercepts incoming drone from Syria

July 11, 2018

Times of Israel:

The Israel Defense Forces on Wednesday said a Patriot missile intercepted a drone approaching Israel from Syria, as sirens sounded in northern Israel and fragments from the downed UAV plummeted into the Sea of Galilee.

The rocket siren alert system was activated in the southern Golan Heights and northern Jordan Valley regions, and residents reported seeing a trail of smoke in the sky as well as hearing explosions.

The army said the drone “infiltrated from Syria toward Israeli territory” when it was shot down. It did not identify the operator of the unmanned vehicle.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

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