IDF says fighter jets downed suspected drone as Iraqi militia claims to attack Israel

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

Overnight, Israeli fighter jets downed a suspected drone heading toward Israel from the “eastern direction,” the military says.

The IDF has described past attacks launched from Iraq as “from the east.”

The “suspicious aerial target” was tracked throughout the incident and did not enter Israeli airspace, the IDF says.

There were no damage or injuries.

The IDF’s statement comes not long after the Iran-backed Islamic Resistance in Iraq claimed to have launched drones at a “vital target” in Israel’s southernmost city of Eilat.

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