Assad May Be Using Israeli-Made Drones

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TEL AVIV – A new image from Syria indicates that an Israeli-made drone may be helping the Assad regime fight rebel groups, Ynet news reported.

The photo seems to show a drone of the same kind sold by Israel Air Industries (IAI) to Russia, which may explain how the aircraft ended up in Syria. The medium-sized drone is designed for reconnaissance and intelligence-gathering missions.

Various accounts on Syrian social media claim that the Israeli drone was sold by Russia to Bashar al-Assad’s army, but this has not been confirmed by any official channels.

The ceasefire in Syria has entered its third day, and already there have been multiple reports of violations.

Russian sources claim that at least nine violations occurred within the first 24 hours of the ceasefire.

Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the ceasefire is only being partially implemented.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave his support for the ceasefire on Sunday.

“Anything that stops the horrible destruction is important, but first and foremost any settlement must include an end to Iran’s aggressiveness toward Israel from Syrian territory,” he said.

The prime minister added, “We will not allow the transfer of weapons to Hezbollah and we will not allow the creation of a terrorist front on the Golan Heights. These were the red lines we set and they remain Israel’s red lines.”


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