Israeli Military Drone Patrolling Northern Border Fell in Syria, IDF Says

IDF says yet to be determined why aircraft fell

A small Israeli military drone operating on the northern border fell into Syrian territory on Tuesday, the Israel Defense Forces said.

According to the IDF, there is no risk of any information being leaked from the aircraft, which was patrolling the northern border for observational purposes. The army added that it remains unclear as to why the drone fell. 

The drone is a Skylark manufactured by Elbit Systems (known as Rochev Shamayim, or Sky Rider, in the IDF). The IDF uses the relatively small Skylark drones for various tactical intelligence and operational purposes for ground forces units.