The Latest: Israel official: Patriot missile hit Syria drone

The Latest on Syria (all times local):

9:30 p.m.

An Israeli defense official says the military's Patriot missile that was deployed earlier in the evening over the Golan Heights had struck an incoming drone from Syria.

The official says the military is checking to see if it was a Russian aircraft that had entered the Israeli side on Thursday by mistake or if it was a Syrian one.

He spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

The incident comes after Syria accused Israel of striking a military installation near Damascus airport, setting off a series of pre-dawn explosions.

óIan Deitch in Jerusalem;



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