An Israeli Patriot missile shot down a Syrian aircraft that flew into Israeli-controlled airspace on Tuesday, Reuters reported, citing the military.
“Moments ago a Syrian aircraft infiltrated Israeli airspace. The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) intercepted the aircraft in mid-flight, using the Patriot air defense system,” a military statement said. The type of plane was not disclosed.
Israeli media are claiming that the downed aircraft was a Soviet-built MiG-21fighter jet.
Syrian state TV has confirmed that country’s aircraft was downed by the Israeli Air Force.
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