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IDF uses Patriot missile for the first time to down drone from SyriaThe 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.
Watch: Israel's Patriot Missile Defense System intercepts drone from Syria
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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Initial report: The Patriot Aerial Defense System intercepted a target above the Golan Heights.— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) April 27, 2017
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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