Israel Fires Patriot Missile at Drone in Syria (VIDEO)
The Israel Defense Forces reported that they had fired a Patriot missile into Syrian airspace, targeting a drone approaching from Syria.
“We will not allow violation of our aerial sovereignty,” the IDF stated.
According to Haaretz newspaper, prior to the launch, residents of the Upper Galilee in northern Israel witnessed an explosion and a smoke trail they had supposedly seen in the sky.
“A Patriot missile was launched at an unmanned aerial vehicle approaching from Syria. The drone turned away from the border as a result without being hit,” the IDF said in a press release.
A video allegedly showing a smoke trail had later appeared on social media. However, the authenticity of the footage couldn’t be immediately confirmed.
Video of the launch of a patriot missile, possibly towards a UAV that tried to breach #Israel|i skies from #Syria (via @OrHeller) pic.twitter.com/mMFe1efoqr
— Michael A. Horowitz (@michaelh992) June 24, 2018