Three suspected drones heading toward Israel downed by fighter jets, warship — IDF

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Israeli fighter jets shot down a “suspicious aerial target,” thought to be a drone, that was heading toward Israel from the direction of Syria, the military says.

The apparent drone was downed outside of Israeli airspace, according to the IDF, and alerts were activated in open areas in the Golan Heights.

Separately, fighter jets and one of the Navy’s Sa’ar 4.5-class missile ships shot down two more targets heading toward Israel from the “eastern direction,” the IDF adds.

The announcement comes as a twin drone attack on Eilat is been claimed by the Iran-backed Islamic Resistance in Iraq.

The apparent drones did enter Israeli airspace and no sirens sounded, the IDF says.

Amid the incident, people in Israel’s southernmost city of Eilat reported seeing interceptions.


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