Israel Patriot missile intercepts drone from Syria: army

Israeli soldiers at an army base in the Golan Heights look out across the border with Syria

Israel said a Syrian drone, apparently unarmed and designed for surveillance, entered its airspace and was shot down by a Patriot missile near the Sea of Galilee on Wednesday.

Shoygu remarks coincide with visits by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas and an adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Akbar Velayati, to Russian Federation.

Russia, another top key ally of Assad, has warned it would be unrealistic to expect Iran to fully withdraw from the country.

Syrian military positions were targeted early on Thursday after an unmanned drone entered Israeli airspace from Syria the day before.

"The IDF will continue to operate determinedly and decisively against any attempts to hurt Israeli civilians and breaches of Israeli sovereignty".

"We won't take action against the Assad regime, and you get the Iranians out", the official, who requested anonymity, quoted Netanyahu as telling Russia's Vladimir Putin during a meeting in Moscow, according to Reuters news agency.

However, Israel's de-facto border with Syria in the Golan Heights was one of Israel's quietest borders until the civil war erupted.

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They were found on July 2, but because of the difficulty of their position in the cave, they can't be rescued yet. The boys, aged 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach went exploring in the cave after a soccer game June 23.

In the heaviest Israeli firing since the start of the Syrian War, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the strikes killed at least 23 military personnel, including Syrians and non-Syrians.

In a related context, Shoygu called on Israel and Iran to exercise restraint, saying that a military confrontation between Israel and Iran in Syria would lead to instability in the region.

The Golan Heights was captured by Israel amid war in 1967 and illegally annexed in 1981.

"The UAV infiltrated the Israeli border from Syria, the IDF said". Israel worries Assad could let his Iranian allies entrench near its lines or that Syrian forces may defy a 1974 Golan demilitarization.

"There should be no military forces in the area of separation other than those of UNDOF", a United Nations spokesman said. "We will discuss Syria, we will discuss Iran, we will discuss Israel's security needs", Netanyahu told reporters before leaving.

The IDF soon confirmed targeting sites in Syria, claiming it was their response to a drone infiltration earlier on Wednesday.

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