Syria shoots down Israeli warplane

Syria shoots down Israeli warplane

Syria shoots down Israeli warplane

The Israeli military quickly denied the report, saying that a pair of surface-to-air missiles were fired at its aircraft but missed.

Israel's military on Tuesday denied Syrian claims of shooting down an Israeli jet in the southwestern Syrian province of Quneitra. Moreover, the Syrian army has repeatedly seized huge quantities of Israeli-made weapons and advanced military equipment from the foreign-backed militants inside Syria.

Despite his forces being part of the truce, President Assad vowed to take back the country from "terrorists" - a term used to describe all opposition groups.

According to Lerner, Israeli planes launched an attack on a Syrian army position in the occupied Golan Heights, in response to projectiles being launched from Syria into the territory which occurred hours into a ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russian Federation. Nothing is true about what they claim'.

It said a Syrian anti-aircraft battery had shot at an aircraft but failed to hit it.

The claims follow a series of tit-for-tat artillery strikes and bombardments between Israel and Syria. During the a year ago, the Syrian army fired Russian-made SA-5 surface-to-air missile at Israeli aircraft, which failed to hit its target.

The incident comes hours after a Russia/US-brokered nationwide ceasefire in Syria came into effect 7pm Damascus time (16:00 GMT) on Monday.

An Israeli tank drives during training in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, near the border with Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.

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