Israel military says Syrian plane shot down after crossing Golan Heights line

Israel military says Syrian plane shot down after crossing Golan Heights line

Israel military says Syrian plane shot down after crossing Golan Heights line

Israel's army said there had been an increase in "internal fighting in Syria" from early Tuesday.

The Israeli military said it fired two Patriot missiles at the Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet, which crossed about 2km into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

The Israeli military said it has shot down a Syrian fighter jet that entered its airspace.

Israel's military monitored the plane throughout and shot it down with two Patriot missiles, Conricus said.

And one of them is the Golan Heights, where Syrian jets are moving way too close for Israel's comfort. The plane fell inside Syrian territory, and the fate of the pilot is unknown, the Israeli military said.

Israel shot down a fighter jet from Syria on Tuesday after the aircraft entered its airspace. This is a gross violation of the 1974 Separation of Forces agreement with Syria.

Russian Federation offered to keep Iranian forces 100 kilometres (62 miles) away from the Israeli-occupied Golan, but Israel said the proposal did not go far enough.

Israel's U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon says that Israel seeks "no escalation in the region". Created to intercept medium and long-range missiles, David's Sling is a larger, more powerful version of Iron Dome. "It penetrated two kilometers into Israel territory and was intercepted". An Israeli official said the Russians had offered to enforce a 100km buffer zone inside Syria free of Iranian forces.

Syrian state media said the plane was targeted while conducting raids in the Syrian airspace in southern Syria.

Syria's state-run Al-Ikhbariya TV was broadcasting footage from the fence of the United Nations buffer zone between Syrian and Israeli forces minutes before the plane was targeted. Israel's Galei Tzahal radio station said that 800 people had been taken to Jordan from southern Syria, where government forces continued an operation against opposition units. The flight of White Helmets members from Syria following an amnesty declared by Damascus proves they fear that their crimes might be further exposed, Russia's Permanent Mission to the European Union said in a statement on Wednesday.

Israeli forces first tried to warn the plane, according to the Reuters news agency.

Fighting in the area has increased as forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad press an offensive to retake one of the last two remaining major opposition strongholds.

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