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Israel hits Syrian posts after drone breached its airspace

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targeted Syrian positions early today after an unmanned drone entered its airspace from the neighbouring country the previous day, the said.

The said it struck three Syrian posts "in response to the infiltration of the Syrian UAV," or

Hours earlier, fired a and took down the unmanned drone which had infiltrated its airspace. There were no reports of over the drone's incursion.

That incident came as visited for talks with about and

has been Syrian Bashar Assad's key ally in the Syrian civil war.

Israel's main concern is to keep archenemy Iran, also an Assad ally, as far away from its border as possible along with its proxy, the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

has repeatedly said it will not allow to establish a permanent military presence on its doorstep in neighbouring

The military said it will "continue to operate determinedly and decisively against any attempt to breach Israeli sovereignty and will act against any attempt to hurt its civilians.

Last month, Israel fired a missile at a drone that approached its airspace near the Syrian frontier, and in February Israel shot down what it said was an Iranian drone that entered its airspace. It bombed Iranian targets in in response to that incident.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 14:55 IST