Thursday, 26 July 2018

Israel Shoots Down Syrian Fighter Jet Penetrating Israeli Airspace


Two Patriot missiles fired at Russian-made Sukhoi plane that flew 2 kilometers into Israel, IDF says

Yaniv Kubovich, Noa Landau and Jack Khoury Jul 25, 2018 11:20 AM

Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet that penetrated Israeli airspace on Tuesday, the Israeli army said.

It said that the Russian-made Sukhoi plane was under surveillance when it flew some 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) into Israeli airspace.

Syria said in response that one of its jets was targeted by Israel while conducting raids in southern Syria, in Syrian airspace.

Israel's air defenses fired two Patriot missiles at the jet. IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said the plane was either a Sukhoi-22 or -24 and that it crashed in Syrian territory in the southern portion of the Syrian Golan Heights, although the fate of the pilots was unknown. A non-Syrian source close to the Assad government, however, said the pilot was killed..........Continue reading: HERE

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