Israel: Intercepted UAV Failed in Its Missions

(Jerusalem Post) Yaakov Lappin - The entity that launched the drone that flew into Israeli air space last week failed to retrieve intelligence or harm Israeli air defenses, Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Gilad, policy director of the Israel Defense Ministry, told Israel Radio on Tuesday. The craft was spotted from a long way away and, due to operational concerns, was shot down by the IDF over an uninhabited zone in southern Israel. Defense sources say the unarmed drone was sent to test Israeli responses and gather intelligence. It was likely launched by Hizbullah from Lebanon, with Iranian assistance.

2012-10-10 00:00:00

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