Syria ‘shoots down Israeli jet, drone’
The Syrian army says it has shot down an Israeli warplane and a drone in the country’s south following an Israeli attack on a Syrian army position, state media report.
Syria’s official SANA news agency said the warplane had attacked an army position at 1 a.m. on Tuesday in southern Quneitra. The warplane and a drone were then shot down, it said.
The Israeli military denied that any of its aircraft had been shot down in Syria, claiming that two missiles were fired at them during the airstrike on Quneitra but missed.
Israeli fighter jets had attacked two Syrian army cannons in the Golan Heights, where Quneitra is located, early on Tuesday morning. It was the fifth such attack in just over a week.
Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria after the 1967 Six-Day War and later occupied it in a move that has never been recognized by the international community.