World Israel F-16 jet shot down by Syrian fire, military says

10:10  10 february  2018
10:10  10 february  2018 Source:   cnn.com

Israel, Iran Lurch Toward Confrontation as Border Region Boils

  Israel, Iran Lurch Toward Confrontation as Border Region Boils Israel and Iran moved closer to confrontation in Syria as rising tensions erupted into the most serious standoff between the sides since the Syrian civil war began seven years ago. Israel on Saturday struck 12 targets in Syria, including four Iranian targets, in a “large-scale attack” after an Iranian military drone penetrated Israeli airspace, the Israel Defense Forces said. An F-16 fighter plane crashed in northern Israel after coming under fire from Syrian anti-aircraft missiles, and the pilots were hospitalized with moderate to severe injuries.

A Turkish Air Force F - 16 fighter jet shot down a Russian Sukhoi Su-24M attack aircraft near the Syria –Turkey border on 24 November 2015. According to Turkey, the aircraft—whose nationality was unknown at the time—was fired upon while in Turkish airspace because it violated the border up to a

The Syrian air defense forces shelled Israeli fighter jets , returning after airstrikes on targets, located on the Syrian territory. Photo: Wikipedia. One of the missiles, fired from the ground, was reportedly shot down by an Israeli missile defense system.

An Israeli Air Force F-16 D fighter jet takes off at the Ramat David Israeli Air Force Base near the port city of Haifa. © JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images/FILE An Israeli Air Force F-16 D fighter jet takes off at the Ramat David Israeli Air Force Base near the port city of Haifa.

An Israeli F-16 fighter jet crashed Saturday in northern Israel due to "massive anti-aircraft fire" from Syrian forces, according to the Israeli army.

The incident was reported after an Israeli combat helicopter came in contact with an Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle that had been launched from Syria, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

Israeli forces also launched attacks on what they described as Iranian targets in Syria, the IDF said.

Jonathan Conricus, a spokesman with the Israel Defense Forces said in a tweet that "Iran is responsible for this severe violation of Israeli sovereignty."

Russia to U.S.: Don’t ‘play with fire’ in Syria .
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov issued a stark warning to the U.S. on Monday for its support of the Kurds in Syria, saying Washington should not "play with fire" in the region."The U.S. should stop playing very dangerous games which could lead to the dismemberment of the Syrian state," Lavrov said at a Middle East Conference in Moscow on Monday, according to Bloomberg.

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