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IDF Bombs Syrian Anti-Aircraft Battery After It Fired At Israeli Aircraft


Israeli bombed a Syrian military post in the country’s south on Monday, after Syria had fired at one of its aircraft during a routine mission within Israeli airspace. The IDF strike killed a Syrian soldier and injured another.

Israel, in a rare statement acknowledging firing into Syria, said it was responding to an anti-aircraft fire from Syria against one of its combat planes.

Israel does not usually comment on reports concerning its strikes in neighboring Syria, though it has recently acknowledged striking Iranian targets there.

A statement from the Israeli army said that earlier Monday a Syrian anti-aircraft system fired at one of its aircraft “as it was carrying out a routine flight in Israel. The projectile landed in Syrian territory. In response, we targeted the Syrian launcher that was responsible for firing it.”

The Israeli military “sees any threat against its aircraft with great severity and takes measures to defend them.”

Israel’s prime minister said in statement shortly afterward that the Syrian army “tried to harm an Israeli plane, it didn’t succeed.”

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