Saturday, 14 April 2018

Israel says Iranian drone was sent to Israel 'to attack'

Israel has said the Iranian drone it shot down in February was loaded with explosives and "tasked to attack".

On Friday, Israel's military said that it came to the conclusion after "flight path analysis" and an "intelligence-based investigation" of the remnants.

Israel said its "combat helicopters prevented the attack Iran had hoped to carry out in Israeli territory".

The drone was launched from an airbase in Syria, against which Israel later carried out air strikes.

Israel lost one of its F-16 planes in the counter-offensive - a rare loss for the Israeli air force, though both crew members survived after ejecting.

BBC      News.

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