- Syria Says It Captured Explosives-Laden Drone Near Golan Border
by AGENCIES and TOI STAFF, https://www.timesofisrael.com/
State news agency also reports Syrian forces found Israeli-made vehicles and material in village near Quneitra
Syria’s state news agency said authorities have captured and dismantled a drone rigged with cluster bombs near the border with the Israeli Golan Heights. SANA gave no further details about the drone Saturday, but posted several photos.
The news agency also reported that Syrian forces found Israeli-made vehicles and materiel in Bariqa, a village near the deserted border city of Quneitra. 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 terror group Hezbollah in Syria.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, said it was not clear if Syrian troops or members of Hezbollah controlled the drone. Hezbollah has fighters in different parts of Syria where they are fighting on the side of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces.
The incident came two days after another drone was destroyed over the Damascus suburb of Aqraba. No one claimed responsibility for the drones. Aqrabah was the site of an Israeli airstrike last month that targeted Iranian-aligned operatives planning to send attack drones into Israel, according to the Israel Defense Forces.