Israeli Air Force strikes Iranian targets in Syria

No ‘Russian option’ for Israel in Syria

No ‘Russian option’ for Israel in Syria

An Israeli fighter jet has crashed amid Syrian anti-aircraft fire after an offensive against Iranian targets in Syria, the Israeli military says.

"In response, the IDF targeted Iranian targets in Syria".

In retaliation the Israeli Air Force has launched air strikes against Iranian targets in Syria.

Syrian state media cited a military source as saying Syrian air defences had opened fire in response to an Israeli act of "aggression" against a military base and hit "more than one plane".

Israel's army said in a press release its helicopter had successfully intercepted the drone that flew into its airspace from Syria. "Our air defences confronted it and hit more than one plane", the unidentified military source said. According to Manelis, Israel struck deep in Syrian territory, targeting the trailer from which the drone was launched.

Syrian anti-aircraft fire triggered rocket sirens in northern Israel, first in the northern Israeli town of Beit She'an and later in the surrounding areas and Golan Heights. Back then, Damascus claimed that it shot down one Israeli jet and one missile.

Israel has been warning of late of the increased Iranian involvement along its border in Syria and Lebanon.

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