Israel’s Patriot missile intercepted an unmanned Syrian drone that entered Israeli airspace on Thursday. The Israeli Air Force reported that the drone was under “full surveillance” while it was in Israeli airspace.
An official IDF statement said: “The IDF will not allow any breach of Israel’s airspace and will act against any attempt of infiltration”.
On Wednesday, it was reported that Israel targeted an arms depot near Damascus airport which has been said by Syrian rebel sources to be run by Lebanese terror group Hezollah.
Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz told Israeli Army Radio: “I can confirm that the incident in Syria corresponds completely with Israel’s policy to act to prevent Iran’s smuggling of advanced weapons via Syria to Hezbollah in Iran”. Mr Katz did not explicitly confirm that Israel was responsible for the strike.
Israel has carried out multiple strikes in Syria against weapons and arms convoys headed for Hezbollah since the outbreak of the civil war in 2011.