The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) downed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that entered Israeli airspace on Friday; The incident follows an Israeli airstrike in Syria earlier in the week.
On Friday, the IDF shot down a drone that violated Israeli airspace via Lebanon after being monitored for some time. The IDF released a statement explaining, “The drone was monitored by the IDF throughout the incident,” and that “The IDF will continue to operate in order to prevent any attempt to violate Israeli sovereignty.”
The UAV is reported to have belonged to the Iranian-sponsored terror proxy, Hezbollah. The IDF shot down a drone previously back in November of 2020 amid tensions with the group after a drone entered Israeli airspace at that time as well. Friday’s incident occurred following an Israeli airstrike in Syria earlier in the week due to Israel’s ongoing battle against Iranian entrenchment to the north.
It was the fifth Israeli airstrike in Syria in the last month.