Israeli Patriot Missile Shoots Down Syrian UAV

Israeli forces look out over the border fence between the Israeli-occupied side of the Golan Heights and Syria

Israeli Forces Shoot Down Drone on Syrian Border – IDF

The U.S. official said additional agreements with Jordan had strengthened one zone in the south. Both Iranian and Hezbollah forces have been backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian civil war. The military presence of Iran and its allies, in this magnitude, is establishing for a reality which threatens the entire region in general as well as Israel that has massive destructive military power and whose American ally vows to defend.

"We have proved that before and we will prove it again in the future", Katz said.

Furthermore, Israel's Minister for Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi told reporters after the meeting that the truce deal "does not meet Israel's unequivocal demand that there will not be developments that bring the forces of Hezbollah or Iran to the Israel-Syria border in the north".

"There's reflection here of the understanding that Israel has set red lines, and will stand firm on this", Hanegbi said.

Back on July 7, Russia, the United States and Jordan agreed to back a ceasefire in southwestern Syria and to establish a de-escalation zone in the Syrian provinces of Dara'a, Suwayda and Quneitra, which borders the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

In the Syrian file, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of the new reality, saying that "when ISIS is expelled from a place, Iran is replacing it". The regime has built dozens of settlements in the area ever since and has used the region to carry out a number of military operations against the Syrian government. "We will not allow the establishment of a Shiite front on our border".

Although Iran does not have borders with Syria, it has expanded the most there.

The Israeli Army said it had shot down a Russian-made Syrian drone carrying out a reconnaissance mission over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Saturday.

However, the internationally acceptable positioning, albeit temporary, would mean regional conflict between Iraq, Israel and Turkey, all of which are getting ready for the "post-ceasefire" stage.Recently published satellite maps show that Iran is building a series of small military bases, extending from the southern suburbs of Damascus to the Golan, apart from the military compounds built by Lebanese Hezbollah in its positions in other areas inside Syria.

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