JERUSALEM, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The Israeli air force shot down an unmanned drone that crossed into Israeli airspace over the northern border with Syria on Sunday, Israeli military officials said.
Israel Defense Forces used a Patriot surface-to-air missile to shoot down the drone, which came across the border from the Quneitra region in Syria.
"The IDF will not tolerate a breach of the state of Israel's sovereignty," the army said.
Moments ago, the IDF intercepted a UAV that breached Israeli airspace from Syria near Quneitra. The UAV was targeted by a "Patriot" missile.— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 31, 2014
The "Patriot" is a land-to-air missile system designed to intercept aircraft and missiles at a distance up to 160 KM pic.twitter.com/PfJJgflrcf— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 31, 2014