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Syria Says Authorities Capture Explosives-Laden Drone near Golan Heights

Syria Says Authorities Capture Explosives-Laden Drone near Golan Heights

Saturday, 21 September, 2019 - 12:00
A picture taken on July 22, 2018 from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights shows a smoke plume rising across the border in Quneitra in southwestern Syria. (AFP)
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Syrian authorities have captured and dismantled a drone rigged with cluster bombs near the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, said the state news agency SANA on Saturday.

It gave no further details, but posted several photos.

The incident came two days after another drone was destroyed over the Damascus suburb of Aqraba.

No one claimed responsibility for the drones.

Israel frequently conducts airstrikes and missile attacks inside war-torn Syria but rarely confirms them.

Israel says it targets mostly bases of Iranian forces and the Lebanese Hezbollah party in Syria.

In neighboring Lebanon, a government investigation concluded Thursday that two Israeli drones were on an attack mission when they crashed in the capital last month, one of them armed with 4.5 kilograms (10 pounds) of explosives.

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