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Israel shoots down drone
CNN, by Staff

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Posted By:jeffblair, 10/6/2012 11:54:54 PM

The Israeli air force shot down an unmanned drone Saturday over the northern Negev desert, the nation's military said. The Israeli Defense Forces spotted the drone, which did not carry any weapons or explosives, hovering over Gaza before it entered Israeli airspace, military spokeswoman Avital Leibovich said. Forces kept the drone under surveillance until a fighter jet shot it down around 10 a.m. Saturday over the Yatir Forest, the IDF said. Leibovich declined to discuss the drone's route or whether it had flown over military installations.

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Earlier this week, Iran announced that it had built a long-range drone with a flying range of 1,250 miles, which puts Israel within the drone's range. Could it have been this new drone, on a test flight, that Israel shot down?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/7/2012 4:48:18 AM     (No. 8915303)

Wouldn't surprise me if Obama was sitting there with a joystick flying it around.

It's times like this you wish you had a tractor beam instead of shooting the drone down.

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