Syrian Fighter Jet Shot Down after Infiltrating Israel’s Airspace, Israeli Military Says

(From Fox News)

Israel shot down a Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet Tuesday after the aircraft infiltrated Israeli airspace while flying over the Golan Heights, the country’s military announced.

The jet flew about 1.2 miles into Israeli airspace before it was hit by a pair of Patriot missiles, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said in a news conference the jet crashed in the Southern Golan Heights on the Syrian side. He added the Israeli military has sent numerous warnings to prevent anyone from violating its airspace.

Conricus said the jet that took off from T4 air base was traveling toward Israel in “relatively high speed.” He added tht it’s unclear if the jet deliberately crossed into Israel.

Conricus did not provide an update on the pilots. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said one pilot was killed and that the condition of the other was unknown.

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