Middle East

Israeli drone crashes in Syria, circumstances unclear

  • In this Monday, March 20, 2017 photo provided by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows what it says is an Israeli military drone that was shot down by the Syrian military on the outskirts of Quneitra, Syria. The Israeli military has confirmed that a drone crashed in Syria earlier this week in unclear circumstances. In a statement, the military said the "Skylark" went down on Sunday and that the incident was being investigated. Arabic reads, "The Zionist drone that was shot down by the Syrian Arab Army air defenses. Central Military Media, Quneitra, Syria." (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP)

    In this Monday, March 20, 2017 photo provided by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows what it says is an Israeli military drone that was shot down by the Syrian military on the outskirts of Quneitra, Syria. The Israeli military has confirmed that a drone crashed in Syria earlier this week in unclear circumstances. In a statement, the military said the "Skylark" went down on Sunday and that the incident was being investigated. Arabic reads, "The Zionist drone that was shot down by the Syrian Arab Army air defenses. Central Military Media, Quneitra, Syria." (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Monday, March 20, 2017 photo provided by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows what it says is an Israeli military drone that was shot down by the Syrian military on the outskirts of Quneitra, Syria. The Israeli military has confirmed that a drone crashed in Syria earlier this week in unclear circumstances. In a statement, the military said the "Skylark" went down on Sunday and that the incident was being investigated. Arabic reads, "The Zionist drone that was shot down by the Syrian Arab Army air defenses. Central Military Media, Quneitra, Syria." (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP)

    In this Monday, March 20, 2017 photo provided by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows what it says is an Israeli military drone that was shot down by the Syrian military on the outskirts of Quneitra, Syria. The Israeli military has confirmed that a drone crashed in Syria earlier this week in unclear circumstances. In a statement, the military said the "Skylark" went down on Sunday and that the incident was being investigated. Arabic reads, "The Zionist drone that was shot down by the Syrian Arab Army air defenses. Central Military Media, Quneitra, Syria." (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The Israeli military has confirmed that a drone crashed in Syria earlier this week in unclear circumstances.

In a statement, the military said the "Skylark" went down on Sunday and that the incident was being investigated. Tuesday's statement said there is "no risk of a breach of information."

Hezbollah's media arm published photographs of what it said was a drone it had shot down after infiltrating Syrian airspace in the Golan Heights.

Although Israel is not actively fighting in the Syrian civil war, it keeps close tabs on its enemies Iran and Lebanon's Iranian-backed Hezbollah militant group, which are both backing Syrian government forces.

Last week, Israel shot down a Syrian anti-aircraft missile fired at an Israeli aircraft carrying out an airstrike on a suspected Hezbollah weapons convoy in Syria.