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August 7, 2020 11:54 am

Israel Shoots Down Drone Over Golan Heights

avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

An old military vehicle positioned on the Israeli side of the border with Syria, near the Druze village of Majdal Shams, in the Golan Heights, Feb. 11, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Ammar Awad.

Israel‘s military said on Friday it had shot down a drone overnight that crossed into Israeli airspace near Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights, a strategic plateau at the frontier with Syria.

No other details were given, though the army said it was not connected to the triggering of sirens later in the day by a false alarm regarding a drone infiltration.

Israel has been on high alert as tensions have escalated with the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah.

Earlier in the week, Israeli aircraft attacked targets in Syria. It described the strikes as retaliation for an attempted bombing of the border fence by an enemy squad that Israel‘s military chief on Friday said was sent by Iran.

There was no immediate comment from Iran.

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