IDF says its fighter jets shot down drone heading toward Israel from the east

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

Israeli fighter jets shot down a drone heading toward Israel from the eastern direction overnight, the military says.

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

According to the IDF, the drone did not enter Israeli airspace, and therefore sirens did not sound in any towns.

The announcement comes after the Iran-backed Islamic Resistance in Iraq claimed to have launched a drone at Israel’s southernmost city of Eilat early this morning.

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq has claimed dozens of drone attacks on Israel amid the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza, with the IDF reporting downing many of them. Many of the militia’s claims have been exaggerated, but in one case it managed to hit an Israeli Navy base in Eilat, causing damage.

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