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Israel Used Balloons & Small Drones To Spy On Southern Syria In May: Report

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The Israeli military used surveillance balloons and small drones to collect information regarding Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions in southern Syria last May, Syrian military sources revealed to Sputnik on June 2.

According to the sources, the Israeli military used the Skystar 180 tactical aerostat system. The manufacturing company says on its website that the system, which is equipped with an electro-optical payload, can provide prolonged medium range surveillance coverage from an altitude of up 300 meters and transmit the surveillance video and data to control station on the ground.

Israel Used Balloons & Small Drones To Spy On Southern Syria In May: Report

Clcik to see full-size image. Source: rt.co.il

The Israeli military also deployed Elbit’s Skylark miniature unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which are also equipped with an electro-optical monitoring system. UAVs of this type have a range of up to 100 km and an endurance of around 6 hours.

Israel Used Balloons & Small Drones To Spy On Southern Syria In May: Report

January 21, 2013 Soldiers of the Skylark I-LE unit spent a week in the Negev Desert learning how to operate the Skylark drone. Source: wikimedia user: Oyoyoy

On May 17 and 18, the Syrian Arab Air Defense Force (SyAADF) intercepted several Skystar 180 aerostat and Skylark UAVs over southern Syria.

“The Israeli occupation army did not use such techniques at such intensity in the airspace of al-Quneitra before the Syrian army took complete control of the governorate, last year,” one of the sources told Sputnik.

The source went on to explain that these intense surveillance operations reflects Israel’s fear of possible Hezbollah activities in southern Syria. Last March, Tel Aviv accused the Lebanese group of working to establish a network in the region.

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  • Rob

    Clashes between Israeli police & Palestinian protesters as Jews allowed entry to Al-Aqsa Mosque.

    Can Saudis now call an OIC meeting on this issue? If the answer is no then obviously Saudi regime are non Muslim. They are CIA / Mossad agents.

    Please be aware, many CIA / Mossad agents are ruling countries and preaching in churches, Mosques and in other religious places.

  • Rob

    What Israel are doing in Palestine, they are neither Arabian nor mideastern?

    Jews have taken Palestine from GB on lease to build Israel. This lease is not effective any more as British army have left Palestine long time ago. Therefore, Israel must shut down their nest and free Palestine immediately.

  • Rob

    The PM of Pakistan Imran Khan should take care, some generals and politicians are in contact with intel of Washington.

  • You can call me Al
    • John Whitehot

      Although I wouldn’t agree in general, it must be said that the only thing Israel is accomplishing is to accumulate more rage and hate against itself.

      Sooner or later it will become evident, that no country with a defensive only agenda would behave like this. Conversely, only a country with an expansionist agenda, that has failed its gamble, keeps trying to cause wars, pain and destruction so to find a way to keep that agenda up.

      The only other entity which in history has behaved the same is Nazi Germany itself.

      This also tells us, that the Israeli government aimed at a much larger part of Syria than the Golan Heights to annex.

  • Jens Holm

    Of course FEAR as usual is added into that kind of article. Jews FEAR the muslims. FEAR – FEAR.

    It makes me laugh. I see shawed behinds in circles not seeing facts and the rest of the world. The earth might be flat as a pankake too, because they dont fall off.

    • Garga

      Of course laugh as usual is added into this kind of comment. You laugh, LOL, ROFL.

      And for you, that’s “pankike” not pankake. Pay attention Jensy, you are special.