Israel Patriot missile intercepts unarmed drone from Syria: Army Jul 12, 2018 0 550 12345 AFPJERUSALEMISRAEL fired a Patriot missile on Wednesday to intercept what initial findings showed was an unarmed Syrian drone that may have been on an intelligence mission, the army said.It was not clear if the unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, strayed across Syria's ceasefire line with Israel unintentionally."UAV from Syria intercepted by Patriot missile, causing sirens in Golan and Emek HaYarden Regional Councils," an army statement said.Emek HaYarden is a region located southwest of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.Military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus said the object was apparently an"unarmed Syrian UAV, which appears to have been on an intelligence collection mission."Israeli forces tracked the UAV, which had flown over Jordan before heading back to Syrian airspace, from where it crossed the ceasefire line with Israel.Four fighter jets and two helicopters tracked it, the military said."Once the optimal conditions existed we decided to intercept the UAV with one Patriot missile," Conricus said, noting the Israeli army had first ensured it was not a Russian UAV.The remains of the UAV and the Patriot were found on the southern shore of the Sea of Galilee, some 10 kilometres (six miles) beyond the ceasefire line with Syria, Conricus said.It was still unclear to the army whether the UAV had deliberately entered Israeli airspace or erroneously"strayed" in, Conricus told reporters in a telephone briefing. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Air strikes, clashes rock IS pocket in south Syria Jul 12, 2018 0 70 Drivers rejoice as Damascus dismantles checkpoints Jul 12, 2018 0 64 Turkey detains controversial televangelist over 'fraud' Jul 12, 2018 0 61 Turkey jails mine bosses over 2014 deadly accident AFP ISTANBUL A TURKISH court on Wednesday handed jail terms of up to 22 years to five top managers convicted of negligence over Turkey's worst ever mining disaster, which claimed hundreds of lives. The accident in May .. Irish Senate clears law to ban goods from Israeli settlements AFP DUBLIN THE Irish Senate gave its support on Wednesday to a draft law prohibiting the import of goods produced in occupied territories around the world, including Israeli settlements considered illegal under .. At least 11 dead in Iran bus-tanker collision AFP TERHAN AT least 11 people died on Wednesday when a fuel tanker collided with a bus in western Iran, state media reported. The vehicles crashed shortly after midnight (1900 GMT Tuesday) in Sanandaj, the capital of ..