Syria shoots down Israeli F-16 jet, pilots eject

Syria shoots down Israeli F-16 jet, pilots eject
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:12:40

The Syrian military has hit at least one Israeli F-16 warplane that attacked positions inside Syrian territory, with its two pilots ejecting out.

Press TV--  Syrian state TV cited a Syrian military official as saying that Syrian aerial defense had responded to Israeli “aggression” against an army base in central Syria.

The official said more than one Israeli aircraft had been hit.

At least one Israeli F-16 was hit it, going down in flames and smoke.

The Israeli military confirmed that the warplane had gone down in northern Israel, and that the two pilots had been transferred to hospital.

The Israeli military claimed that it had attacked positions inside Syrian territory after it intercepted a drone launched from Syria on Saturday.

Over the past years, Israel has frequently attacked targets in Syria, often claiming that it hit positions or convoys belonging to Iran. This is while Iran has no military presence in Syrian territory, only offering advisory military assistance to the Syrian government fighting an all-out foreign-sponsored militancy.

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