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Gaza drone downed by IAF

July 17, 2014 20:50

Patriot missile battery shoots down the drone in the second such event since Gaza operation began.

Hamas drone

Hamas drone. (photo credit:Courtesy)

A drone from Gaza was detected in Israeli airspace on Thursday evening, over the Ashkelon area. The IAF fired a patriot surface-to-air missile at the aircraft, shooting it down.

An unmanned aircraft entered Israeli territory from Gaza and was shot down over Ashdod by the Patriot missile battery Monday morning, the IDF said.

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The Israeli Navy was searching for remnants of the drone, which was intercepted over an open area near the Ashdod coast.

The military wing of Hamas, the Izzadin Kassam Brigade, has taken responsibility for launching the drone.

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