Israel Shoots Down Syrian Fighter Jet Penetrating Israeli Airspace

Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet that penetrated Israeli airspace on Tuesday, the Israeli army said. It said that the Russian-made Sukhoi was under surveillance when it entered some two kilometers into Israeli airspace.

Israel’s air defenses fired two Patriot missiles at the plane. The military said the jet was under surveillance before entering Israel.

It was not immediately where the plane crashed, and No details were given as to the fate of the pilots.

– Trails of smoke seen over northern Israel after Patriot missiles were launched at the incoming Syrian jet.