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Israel Shots Down Russian-Made Drone With Patriot Missile Over Golan Heights

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Israel Shots Down Russian-Made Drone With Patriot Missile Over Golan Heights

On November 11, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced that it shot down an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) over the Golan demilitarized zone between Israel and Syria. The IDF said that it targeted the UAV with a MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile system.

A video, which was published on twitter by a Syrian opposition activist, showed that several Patriot missiles were fired against the UAV.

Meanwhile, Reuters revealed that the UAV was Russian-made. Syrian pro-government sources confirmed the Reuters report and said that the UAV was an Orlan-10 of the Syrian Air Force.

On July 17, the Israel army fired three Patriot missiles against an unspecified UAV over the Golan Heights. However, none of the missiles hit the UAV that was able to go back to the Syria airspace. Llater it was revealed that it was a Russian-made UAV.

The situation in the Golan highest will likely clam down in the upcoming hours, as Israel does not respond usually to this kind of violations, especially that it shoot down the UAV.

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