Israel has denied the statement about the downed Russian drone

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On Saturday, US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, affirmed joint efforts to stabilize the war-torn Arab country as the foreign-backed militancy dies down. It saw a sectarian swamp in which Hezbollah and Iranian powers get involved with ISIS and thought that they must have lost a lot of fighters during the past three years.

Israeli Intelligence Minister Israel Katz told The Associated Press the agreement is a positive development. The military existence of Iranians and allies, in this magnitude, is establishing a reality which danger on the region can't be disregarded even more than Israel, which has a massive destructive military force and is an ally of United States that vows to defend it.

"We have proved that before and we will prove it again in the future", Katz said.

"There's reflection here of the understanding that Israel has set red lines, and will stand firm on this", Hanegbi said.

Israel used a Patriot missile to shoot down a drone approaching the Golan Heights on the border with Syria on Saturday, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Jordanian government spokesman Mohammad Momani confirmed no non-Syrian fighters would be allowed in the "de-escalation zone" under the agreement, which he said was built on a previous ceasefire reached in July.

Although Iran does not have borders with Syria, it has expanded the most there.

Satellite maps which have been recently published show how Iran is building a series of small military bases that extend from the suburbs in southern Damascus to Golan.

The prime minister said that while the plan aimed to keep Iran 20 kilometers (12 miles) away from the Israeli border, it did not address Iran's plans to cement its presence in Syria, which, he said, included the establishment of a naval and air force bases.

According to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was intercepted with Patriot missiles while on a reconnaissance mission over the demilitarized areas of the Golan Heights, claimed by7 both Israel and Syria.

The official speaker of the army of Israel Yonatan Conicus refuted the statement saying that the downed drone belonged to Russian Federation.

In September, Israel shot down an Iranian-made drone, sent by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, in the same area.

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