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Israel downs drone approaching the border from Jordan

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Israeli troops downed a drone approaching northern Israel from Jordan earlier this morning, the Israel Defense Forces says.

According to the military, the unmanned aerial vehicle was flying toward the area of Beit She’an in northern Israel when it was brought down.

“The UAV was being monitored by IDF air control units. The fragments of the UAV were collected by security forces,” the military says.

Though the drone approached the Israeli border from Jordan, it is not immediately clear that it originated there. In 2018, an armed Iranian UAV launched from Syria’s T-4 Air Base entered Israeli airspace in a similar area before it was shot down by an Israeli helicopter, prompting the IDF to launch major raids on Iranian assets in Syria.

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