Israel shoots down drone over Golan Heights

Israeli forces look out over the border fence between the Israeli-occupied side of the Golan Heights and Syria

Yet, even if major forces agree upon suspending fights, we should be anxious about the new stage indicators of regional confrontations inside and outside Syria.

Separately, President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to support a political reconciliation in Syria with the participation of President Bashar Assad while maintaining the existing two-nation communication channels used to fight the Islamic State. To put an end to the war, USA and Russian presidents met in Vietnam. A USA official who requested anonymity said the joint statement shows both leaders back a political solution and peace process.

"There is no military solution to the conflict in Syria", according to the statement. If it hadn't been for Russia's air support, Iran's militias would not have expanded and would not have even survived defeat.

The leaders reaffirmed the importance of de-escalation zones as an interim measure to reduce violence in Syria and called upon all United Nations member states to increase their contributions to meeting humanitarian needs. It thought that the civil war served its interests - a sectarian swamp that would involve Hezbollah and Iranian forces against Daesh, and they all must have lost a significant number of their forces and fighters during the past three years.

"Moments ago, the IDF used a Patriot Missile to intercept a UAV that attempted to infiltrate Israeli airspace in the Golan Heights", the IDF wrote on Twitter.

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Israel said the drone - formally called an unmanned aerial vehicle - was on an intelligence-gathering mission for Syria's regime in Quneitra, and it entered the demilitarized zone and flew toward Israel before it was shot down near Safed. Meanwhile, Iran and Israel are preparing for the next phase.

Israel has been lobbying both big powers to deny Iran, Lebanon's Hizbollah and other Shiite militias any permanent bases in Syria, and to keep them away from the Golan, as they gain ground while helping Damascus beat back Sunni-led rebels.

Like the rest of the region's countries, Israel underestimated Iran's infiltration of Syria.

While largely staying on the sidelines of the Syrian war, Israel has carried out repeated airstrikes against suspected weapons shipments to Hezbollah.

Iran has no borders with Syria, yet it is the country with the most active military action and is the most expanding.

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