Israel downs Syrian drone over Golan

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Islamic State militants withdrew from the town and launched a counteroffensive over the past two days.

"We have proved that before and we will prove it again in the future", Katz said on Thursday, ahead of the expected agreement. In order to end the war, the Russian and American presidents whom are believed to agree on the failure of the military solution and who think it's time for a "peaceful solution" met in Vietnam to discuss the matter. A US official who requested anonymity said the joint statement shows both leaders back a political solution and peace process. If it hadn't been for Russia's air support, Iran's militias would not have expanded and would not have even survived defeat.

"There is no military solution to the conflict in Syria", according to the statement.

The U.S. official, speaking to reporters at a briefing in Danang, Vietnam, said Russian Federation and the U.S. agreed to get Assad to the peace process in Geneva. "A UAV that approached the Golan Heights border was intercepted by a Patriot system", said the IDF Spokesperson's Unit in a statement.

In September, Israel's military shot down what it said was an Iranian-made drone operated by Hezbollah on a reconnaissance mission over the Golan. Both Iranian and Hezbollah forces have been backing Assad in the Syrian civil war.

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Furthermore, Israel's Minister for Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi told reporters after the meeting that the truce deal "does not meet Israel's unequivocal demand that there will not be developments that bring the forces of Hezbollah or Iran to the Israel-Syria border in the north". Israel says that it expects any agreement ending the war in Syria to include a 12-mile buffer zone meant to keep away Iranian-backed militants.

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

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel viewed Saturday's drone incident gravely and would respond to any provocation.

Also on Sunday, Israel's Foreign Ministry issued a statement calling on the worldwide community "to investigate every instance of the use of chemical weapons and to bring those responsible to justice".

Satellite maps, published recently, show how Iran is establishing small military bases that extend from the suburbs in southern Damascus to Golan, not to mention military gatherings, which the Lebanese party Hezbollah established in other posts in Syria.

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