Israeli fighter jet shot down by Syrian fire, says military

10 February, 2018, 08:56 | Author: Edward Snyder
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The army has downed an Iranian drone launched from Syria into Israel's northern territory; Israeli warplanes in response pounded the target in Syria, the army's spokesman said on Saturday.

"The IDF will continue to act against any attempt to infiltrate Israeli airspace and will act with determination to prevent any breach of Israeli sovereignty", the statement said. "Our air defences confronted it and hit more than one plane", the unidentified military source said.

An Israeli fighter has been shot down by Syrian forces.

The military says its planes faced heavy anti-aircraft counter fire from Syria that forced Israeli pilots to abandon an F-16 jet that crashed in northern Israel. Syrian air defenses struck more than one jet responding to the aggression, the official said.




The Syrian army targeted Israeli jets with anti-aircraft missiles during the air raid, setting of alarm sirens across the Golan Heights and the Jordan Valley.

Israel has been warning of late of the increased Iranian involvement along its border in Syria and Lebanon. He did not mention by name Iran or its Lebanese militia ally, Hezbollah, both main players in Syria's civil war.

Israel has seen spillover violence from the Syrian civil war.

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