IDF says its fighter jets have shot down a drone heading to Israel from the east

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

Israeli fighter jets during the night shot down a drone that was heading toward Israel from “the eastern direction,” the military says.

The IDF says the aircraft had been tracked throughout the incident, and there was no threat to civilians.

It does not elaborate on where the drone was shot down.

Meanwhile, the Iran-backed Islamic Resistance in Iraq claims to have launched two drones at Israel overnight, targeting two military positions, including a base in Eilat.

Amid the war, several drones have been launched at Israel by Iran-backed groups in Iraq and Syria. Iran itself also carried out an unprecedented attack on Israel last month with hundreds of drones and missiles.

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