Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Israel Shoots Down Syrian Warplane in Air Space; Is Most Serious Incident Between Sides in 3 Yrs.

Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet after it penetrated Israeli air space over the Golan Heights, the Newsmax World website reports today (September 23, 2014).

The Russian-made Sukhoi fighter was shot down by a Patriot missile, military spokeswoman Lt. Libby Weiss said.

The downing of the jet is the most serious incident between the two sides since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war more than three years ago.

Mortars and shells fired by forces fighting in Syria have landed in the Israeli-held Golan several times over the past year, often prompting Israeli retaliatory fire across the border at Syrian military positions.

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