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Syrian forces captured drone near Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

Syrian forces have captured and dismantled an unmanned aerial vehicle rigged with cluster bombs near the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

A field source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Syria’s official news agency SANA that provincial authorities intercepted and shot down the drone as it was flying in the skies over Arnah village on Saturday afternoon.

The source added the aircraft had been laden with cluster bombs and Composition C-4 high-velocity military plastic explosives to prevent it from being taken to pieces, but competent engineering units managed to dismantle it.

The incident came two days after another drone was intercepted and destroyed over Aqrabah suburb near the capital Damascus.

There was no claim of responsibility for the drone incident on Thursday.

-Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

 

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