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Israeli Military Downs Syrian Drone Over Golan Heights

RIA Novosti

22:04 31/08/2014 MOSCOW, August 31 (RIA Novosti) - Israeli military have shot down a drone that flew into Israeli-controlled airspace near the Quneitra border crossing between the Golan Heights and Syria, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said Sunday.

“The IDF intercepted a UAV that breached Israeli airspace from Syria near Quneitra. The UAV was targeted by a ?Patriot’ missile,” the IDF statement said.

Fighting from the Syrian civil war has occasionally spilled over into Israeli controlled areas of the Golan Heights, which was captured from Syria by the Israelis during the 1967 Middle East War.

Earlier this week, the IDF hit Syrian targets after an Israeli officer in the Golan Heights was injured by apparent stray fire from Syria as rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fought for control of the Quneitra crossing.

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