Israeli military says it shot down a Syrian drone

Israeli soldiers at an army base in the Golan Heights look out across the border with Syria

For Israel, the medical aid program can help win hearts and minds in border areas where the number of refugees has increased in recent weeks as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces advance in an offensive to recover southwest Syria. It was successfully shot down.

Asked by a reporter if he anticipated a time when the Quneitra crossing would be reopened under the United Nations -monitored armistice between Israel and Syria, and whether the two old enemies could establish "some kind of relationship", Lieberman said: "I reckon we are a long way from that, but we are not ruling out anything".

Russia, another top key ally of Assad, has warned it would be unrealistic to expect Iran to fully withdraw from the country.

The drone, which had also overflown Jordan and appeared to have been unarmed and designed for surveillance, was downed near the Sea of Galilee at the foothills of the Golan Heights, said Israeli military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus.

"We are still looking into why it crossed - whether it was on a military mission and crossed on goal, or it strayed", he said, while adding that the latter scenario was "not common".

However, the army did not clarify whether the unmanned aerial vehicle was intercepted over the Golan Heights, which Israel occupied during the 1967 war with Syria.

Russian Federation is Assad's big-power backer in the 7-year-old civil war.

The two leaders have met regularly since Putin deployed warplanes, missiles and related paraphernalia to a military base outside the Syrian port city of Latakia in September 2015.

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"We made a decision to bring with us two wonderful children who are bravely fighting cancer: Mika, whom my wife and I have known for nine years, and Alon, whose parents emigrated from Russian Federation and who likes soccer very much".

Russian Federation is allied with Iran and has been the military backbone behind Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's slow-burning recapture of territory controlled by rebel forces during the country's seven-year-long civil war.

Israel has signalled openness to eventual ties with Assad, a tacit acknowledgement that he is re-consolidating power as he routs Syria's rebels.

Syria and Israel remain in a formal state of war. Netanyahu's government has made clear it would not now cede the Golan and has been lobbying for US recognition of Israel's claim of sovereignty there.

The IDF knocked down an enemy drone over the Kinneret on Wednesday, using a Patriot missile. A Syrian commander said the drone was engaged in local operations.

He said the UAV had been tracked long before it entered Israel, flying through both Jordanian and Syrian air space.

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