Israel shoots down drone over Golan Heights

ANI | Updated: Nov 11, 2017 22:46 IST

Jerusalem [Israel], November 11 (ANI): Israel has shot down a drone over the Syrian Golan Heights, confirmed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

IDF tweeted, "Moments ago, the IDF used a Patriot Missile to intercept a UAV that attempted to infiltrate Israeli airspace in the Golan Heights."

The drone was downed with a Patriot interceptor missile.

The reconnaissance drone was believed to be operated by the Syrian regime, reported CNN, quoting Israeli Army official as saying.

According to the reports, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel viewed the incident gravely and would respond to any provocation.

"We hold the Syrian regime responsible for any firing or breach of sovereignty and call on it to hold back all players active in its territory," Lieberman said in a statement.

Israel captured the Syrian Golan from Syria in the 1967 conflict, added the report.

Israel has conducted dozens of strikes in Syria in an effort to defend its objectives, primarily against regime targets. (ANI)