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Israel denies claim Syrian forces shot down its aircraft in disputed Golan Heights during fragile ceasefire Syria defence ministry claims it shot down Israeli fighter jet and drone that targeted its forces
Israel has denied the Syrian government's claim to have shot down an Israeli fighter jet and drone at the start of a fragile seven-day truce in the country's civil war.
The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) immediately refuted the report, saying a Syrian anti-aircraft battery had shot at its aircraft but missed their target.
"Early this morning, two missiles were launched from Syria after the IAF targeted Syrian artillery positions," a spokesperson said. "IDF aircraft were not harmed."
The Israeli Air Force said Syrian troops used surface-to-air missiles in the attempt but that it “at no point” compromised pilot safety.
Bashar al-Assad's defence ministry previously issued a conflicting statement on Tuesday morning saying a fighter jet and drone were downed in Quneitra Governorate at 1am local time.
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
Thanks for the read. But where you asked the ramifications, the same Turkey had with Russia. Isreal got caught with their pants down during a cease fire. They'll have to eat this one. If any ramifications, maybe some "strong" words to Isreal by the international community.
originally posted by: Nexttimemaybe
Israel should not even be in the golans.
They found lots of oil/gas there, so I doubt they will leave. Just Israel stealing more land, look the other way.
originally posted by: Discotech
a reply to: Revolvacron
after the IAF targeted Syrian artillery positions
Okay, correct me if I'm wrong.... but isn't this an act of war from Israel upon Syria ?