Syrian army brings down weapon-outfitted drone

Source: Xinhua| 2019-09-21 17:31:19|Editor: Lu Hui
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DAMASCUS, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Syrian army brought down a weapon-outfitted drone in the southern province of Quneitra on Saturday, state news agency SANA reported.

The drone was "controlled and brought down" in the northern countryside of Quneitra near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, said the report.

The military units dismantled the "cluster bombs" that were affixed on the drone, said the report.

In another report, SANA said the army found Israeli-made weapons, ammunition and food items in the town of Breiqa in the southern countryside of Quneitra.

On Thursday, the Syrian air defenses destroyed an Israeli drone near the capital Damascus.

The drone was intercepted over the town of Aqraba in Damascus' southern countryside.

Last Monday, at least 10 pro-Syrian government fighters were killed by suspected Israeli airstrikes that targeted positions of Iranian-backed fighters, including Iraqis, in eastern Syria.

Earlier this month, 18 Iranian-backed fighters were killed by Israeli airstrikes in Al-Bukamal.

In June of 2018, Israeli airstrikes killed 55 Iranian and pro-Iranian fighters near Al-Bukamal.

Israel considers Iran its arch-foe and has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria, charging the attacks targeting Iranian sites and weapons convoys to Hezbollah.