Israel intercepts drone over Golan Heights

Israeli media reported that it had fired a Patriot missile. No casualties or damage were reported.

Israel intercepts drone over Golan Heights

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israel's military intercepted a drone over the Golan Heights on Tuesday, the army said, with local media reporting it used a Patriot missile to shoot it down.

"A short while ago, the (Israeli military) intercepted a UAV that attempted to infiltrate Israeli airspace in the Golan Heights," an army statement said, without providing further details.

It was unclear whether the drone had come from neighbouring Syria, from where spillover fire frequently hits the Israeli-occupied part of the Golan Heights.

Israel seized 1,200 square kilometres (460 square miles) of the Golan Heights from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the international community.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Eylül 2017, 14:56