Report of Israeli interception of drone: Iran commander declines comment
February 10 2018 02:11 PM
Lebanese security forces and Hezbollah agents stand next to a piece from a missile that landed  in R
Lebanese security forces and Hezbollah agents stand next to a piece from a missile that landed on February 10, 2018 in the eastern Lebanese town of Rayak, near the border with Syria in the Bekaa Valley, after Israel's military attacked 12 Syrian and Iranian targets inside Syria. AFP

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The deputy head of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards Corps declined to comment on reports that Israel had intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria on Saturday, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

"We cannot confirm this report on the drone because Israelis are liars ... if Syrians confirm it, Iran will confirm it as well," Brigadier General Hossein Salami said, according to Tasnim.
Israel said it launched air strikes against air defences and Iranian targets in Syria on Saturday and the Syrian army claimed to have hit an Israeli F-16 that crashed in northern Israel in a major escalation of tension.
The Israeli military said the F-16 jet crashed during a mission to strike Iranian drone installations in Syria, where Iranian and Iran-backed forces have established a major foothold while fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad.
Israel said it had sent its jets into Syria after shooting down an Iranian drone flying over Israeli territory earlier on Saturday. Israel said its warplanes came under fire in Syria, though it was still unclear why the jet had come down.



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