Israeli warplanes on Thursday attacked targets inside the neighboring country of Syria, reports CNN. The Syrian army now claims it has managed to shoot down an Israeli plane and hit another.
It is widely known that Israel regularly carries out operations inside Syria to take out the supply of weapons to the Lebanese military organization Hezbollah, but in this case the Israel Defense Forces IDF unexpectedly confirmed that the attack took place.
According to the IDF, the plane was exposed to anti-aircraft fire, but never risked being hit by enemy shelling.
The Syrian army on its side, says it shot down an Israeli aircraft and hit another. The two planes were shoot at near the city of Palmyra in Syria, claims the army.
"Our air force shot down a fighter aircraft over occupied territory and hit another, we were forced to leave the rest", said the Syrian army in a statement, writes Aftonbladet.
Five years ago Israel fired over the border near the Golan Heights, after a mortar shell from Syria exploded near an Israeli military post. It was the first time that the country bombarded Syria across the border since the war of the Golan Heights in 1973.
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