IDF: Explosives-laden drone downed in Syria was Iranian, not Israeli

IDF: Explosives-laden drone downed in Syria was Iranian, not Israeli

IDF’s Spokesperson in Arabic Avichay Adraee denied Saturday any connection to an explosives-laden drone captured by Syria near the border with the Israeli Golan Heights, saying it was an Iranian aircraft.

Adraee suggested that the drone was launched by Iranian extraterritorial operations al-Quds terror group, which operates on the Syrian side of Mount Hermon, where the Syrians claimed the drone was downed.

“Today we saw the Syrians prove that Soleimani does what he wants in Syria and definitely doesn’t tell the Assad regime what he is up to,” Avichai Adraee wrote

“This is another proof to show the nature of Iranian activity in the area”, he added.

Syria   claims it captured explosives-laden drone near the Israeli Golan

Earlier on Saturday, Syria’s state news agency says authorities have captured and dismantled a drone rigged with cluster bombs near the border with the Israeli Golan Heights.

According to the report, the drone was intercepted by Syria’s aerial defense system near Mount Hermon, in northern Quneitra.

Syria claims it captured explosives-laden drone near the Israeli Golan (7)

 Syria claims it captured explosives-laden drone near the Israeli Golan (2)

The incident came two days after another drone was destroyed over the Damascus suburb of Aqraba.

In August, the IDF eliminated two Hezbollah terrorists from Iran’s al-Quds, who were trying to launch explosive-laden drones at Israel in the same area of Aqraba.