Damascus claims IDF warplane & drone shot down in Syria after attack, Israel denies

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An Israel Aero Space Industries (IAI) Heron 1 unmanned aerial vehicle

Syria’s military said it shot down Israeli aircraft at 01:00 local time on Tuesday in response to an attack on Syrian Army positions.
“Our air defenses blocked the attack and shot down the military aircraft in [the southern province of] Quneitra [Golan Heights] and a drone,” a statement from the ministry said.
The Israeli military denied that any of its military planes were shot down by Syria. According to the IDF, two Syrian missiles targeted their aircraft, but both missed.
Two surface -to-air missiles were launched from Syria after the mission overnight to target Syrian artillery positions. At no point was the safety of IDF aircraft compromised,” the Israeli military said.

Several hours ago, the Israeli Army claimed that a “projectile” was fired from the Syrian side. According to a military spokeswoman, the projectile was most likely not intentional, rather spillover from “internal fighting in Syria,” AFP reported.

However, the Israeli Army struck Syrian Army positions in response. The Israeli Army said that its military targeted “artillery positions of [the] Syrian Regime in the central Syrian Golan Heights” in response to the “projectile.

The incident comes hours after a Russia/US-brokered nationwide ceasefire in Syria came into effect 7pm Damascus time (16:00 GMT) on Monday.

Tuesday night’s exchange of fire between Israel and Syria in the Golan is the fourth incident of the kind there since September 4, according to the IDF spokeswoman.


While the majority of the Golan Heights have been in Israeli possession since it won the Six-Day War in 1967, the Syrian side of the border has been a focal point for fighting between the Syrian government and the militant Islamist organization Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly Al-Nusra Front).


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4 COMMENTS

  1. a projectile was fired at thin air, right? they deny anything was shot down DOES admit something was there to provoke said projectile fire, and Syrian forces were targeted and attacked after the provocation, but denying it (LYING!) solves everything, right?
    no doubt their god approves it all.

    problem being Assad will not expose how many IDF captured giving support (or commanding!) military mercenaries posing as “rebels”, or tell his troops to photograph the wreckage of the IDF aircraft and drone, in effect aiding those attacking Syria.

  2. Hit Hell Aviv, now that is how you put these wicked warmongers in their place, remember Hezbollah victory in 2006, they went crying to the U.N for a cessation of the conflict, like little chicken shits they are!

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