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Tension is rising in the Middle-East

Tension is rising in the Middle East with Turkey and Syria increasing defiance and provocations, and now, more worryingly, with Israel shooting down an unidentified drone. It would seem the entire region is coming under pressure after mounting tensions between Syria and Turkey. Turkey even suggested Assad be replaced, probably pushing Syria to strike a village in Turkey. With the situation on the verge of collapse, Israel has defiantly provoked Iran at the UN with a great bomb cartoon. And now, could it be retaliation that a UAV flies over Israel ? The immediate effect goes to show how Israel is prepared as the drone was very quickly intercepted and shot down. Here is what the news said about the incident: The Israeli air force shot down an unarmed and unidentified drone on Saturday after it entered the country’s airspace from the Mediterranean Sea, an army spokesman reported. “An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was identified penetrating Israeli airspace this morning, and was intercepted by the IAF at approximately 10:00 am (0800 GMT),” a military spokesman said. Soldiers are currently searching the area where the drone was downed, in open areas in the northern Negev, to locate and identify it, the spokesman added. Army radio said that the aircraft was not carrying explosives. It quoted a military spokesman as saying troops responsible for monitoring “acted as they should have done after spotting the drone following its intrusion into Israeli airspace.” Military spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Avital Leibovich later told reporters: “This drone was spotted over the Mediterranean in a sector near the Gaza Strip before entering Israeli airspace, where the air force followed it.” ”It was followed from the beginning until the time it was decided to intercept it and shoot it down for operational reasons over the Yatir Forest in the northern Negev, an uninhabited region.” Leibovich called the operation a “success,” but she did not say how the drone was shot down. “Israeli soldiers are at the scene and retrieving pieces of debris,” she added. The army dispelled the notion that the drone might have been launched from the Gaza Strip, and is looking into the possibility that Lebanese Hezbollah militants may have dispatched it, a military official told Israeli public radio. With Defence Talk.

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