Israel shoots down Syrian fighter jet

Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet that penetrated Israeli airspace on Tuesday, the Israeli army said. It said that the Russian-made Sukhoi was under surveillance when it entered some two kilometers into Israeli airspace, Haretz reported.

Israel’s air defenses fired two Patriot missiles at the plane. The military said the jet was under surveillance before entering Israel.It was not immediately known where the plane crashed, and No details were given as to the fate of the pilots.

Earlier, sirens went off in Israeli communities across the Golan Heights, near the Syria border. Residents in northern Israel reported seeing interceptor missiles being fired from the Safed area, and that explosions were heard.

 

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