IDF uses Patriot missile for the first time to down drone from Syria

The IDF shot a Patriot missile at a drone that entered Israeli airspace from Syria. This was the first time that the IDF has ever launched a Patriot missile.

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For the first time ever, the IDF shot a Patriot missile at a drone that entered Israeli airspace from Syria. The incident occurred this evening (Thursday) at around 8:00 PM. The drone was intercepted above northern Israel.

The IDF confirmed the report and instructed the residents of northern Israel to continue their normal routines. “The Patriot Aerial Defense System intercepted a target above the Golan Heights,” the IDF Spokesperson wrote on Twitter.

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Earlier today, Syria and Hezbollah accused Israel of carrying out an airstrike in Damascus, which caused extensive damage to a Syrian Army airbase located near the Damascus International Airport.

This is a developing story.



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