Israel said on Friday that an Iranian drone shot down in February by its air force had been fitted with explosives intended to carry out the first direct attack on Israeli territory by the Tehran regime.
The IDF said that after analyzing the flight path and investigating the drone, it “concluded that the Iranian UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) was armed with explosives and was tasked to attack Israel.”
By intercepting the drone, the military said, “combat helicopters prevented the attack Iran had hoped to carry out in Israel.”
“The UAV was identified and tracked by Israeli defense systems until its destruction, effectively eliminating any threat the Iranian UAV posed,” it said.
The drone was downed on Feb. 10. It had been sighted taking off from a base in Syria and was intercepted after it crossed into Israeli airspace, the IDF said.
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