The IDF confirmed Tuesday that a ‘Sky Rider’ drone crashed over Syria in the Quneitra region, near the town of Hader, several kilometers from the Israeli border.
The military stressed in a statement that there was no danger of intelligence information from the aircraft leaking to the Syrians, but did not say what caused the crash.
Earlier Tuesday, the Lebanon-based Hezbollah guerrilla organization, which has also been active in Syria in recent years, said that it will not hesitate to resume hostilities with “the idiot Trump and the brain-damaged Netanyahu” in response to an attack on Sunday near the Iraqi-Syrian border that killed dozens of people in Syria, presumably including Hezbollah operatives.
“We will not hesitate to take on the ‘Zionist entity’ (Israel) and the Americans,” a Hezbollah spokesperson said, adding “We know exactly who was killed in the attack and which factions they belonged to. We will have a fitting response once we discover the identity of the criminal attackers.”
At first, Syrian media had attributed the attack to the United States, but on Monday, CNN quoted an unnamed senior American official who said Israel carried out the strike.
Hezbollah said they were not surprised by the American and Israeli raids, as the Shi’ite militia has declared its intention of ousting remaining ISIS forces from the Iraqi border area.
Hezbollah and Iran have repeatedly claimed that ISIS is an American-Israeli backed scheme to sow instability in the Muslim world.