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Syrian aircraft shot down over Israeli airspace

23 September 2014, 13:20

Jerusalem - An Israeli Patriot missile shot down a Syrian aircraft that flew into Israeli-controlled airspace on Tuesday, the military said, without disclosing the type of plane it intercepted.

"Moments ago a Syrian aircraft infiltrated Israeli airspace. The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) intercepted the aircraft in mid-flight, using the Patriot air defence system. The circumstances of the incident are being reviewed," a military statement said.

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Israel Radio said the aircraft was a drone and was shot down over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, where fighting from Syria's civil war has occasionally spilled over. Israeli Army Radio said it may have been a Syrian warplane.

- Reuters


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