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Israel's shadow war with Iran escalates in Syria with attacks, drone interception

Israel has reportedly carried out seven raids over the past month and nine since the beginning of the year inside Syria. Israel on Sunday intercepted a drone coming from Syria.
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JERUSALEM — Israel's low-intensity conflict with Iran and its proxies in Syria escalated last week. Israel was suspected of carrying out three aerial attacks on Iranian targets inside Syria within four days, and on Sunday, the Israeli army downed object coming from Syria through its northern border. 

Ynet reported Monday that the drone downed on Israel’s northern border was intercepted electronically, not by a missile or an unmanned aerial vehicle. The drone had penetrated Israeli territory from Syria, apparently in response to increased aerial attacks recently attributed to Israel. The IDF is now analyzing the remnants of the drone to determine if it was manufactured in Iran.

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