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DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:20 P.M.) – On Saturday morning, a surface-to-air missile intercepted a Syrian surveillance drone that was spotted approaching the Israeli-controlled side of the Golan Heights according to a spokesman of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF).

The drone, reportedly operated by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), then fell down over the demilitarized zone around 11am on the western outskirts of the predominately Druze town of Hader where tit-for-tat clashes took place last week.

The IDF spokesperson added that the drone was downed by a MIM-104 Patriot missile. Footage of the missile flying mid-air has been obtained by Al-Masdar News:

Following the incident, Israeli TV channel 10 said that the SAA drone never actually entered Israeli territory on the occupied side of the Golan Heights but was downed as a precautionary measure to deter Syrian government forces from spying on IDF positions across the border.

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That Israel, IDF knows that they downed the drone on Syrian territory is a breach of Syrian sovereignty.

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It makes no sense to me, as there is another article that stated the drone landed safely.