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IDF shoots down Syrian fighter jet that entered Israeli airspace

Times Of Israel [1]
July 24, 2018

The Israeli Air Force shot down a Syrian fighter jet that traveled two kilometers into Israeli airspace on Tuesday afternoon, the military said.

“Two Patriot missiles were fired at a Syrian Sukhoi-model fighter jet,” the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

The IDF said the aircraft was monitored as it approached the border with the Golan Heights.

“It penetrated two kilometers into Israeli airspace and was shot down,” the army said.

The military would not comment on how the Syrian plane was able to penetrate two kilometers into Israeli airspace before being shot down. This was likely to ensure that the plane was not a Russian aircraft.

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