Saturday, 10 February 2018

Israeli fighter jet crashes after being 'shot down' during strikes against Iranian targets in Syria



An Israeli fighter jet has crashed after it was apparently shot down during airstrikes against "Iranian targets" in Syria.
 
Israel said its planes struck 12 targets in a "large-scale attack", including three aerial defence batteries and four Iranian targets that are part of Iran's military establishment in the war-ravaged country.


The F-16 crashed during a mission after an Iranian drone had entered Israeli airspace and was shot down, according to the Israeli military.


The Syrian state news agency SANA reported Israel had "carried out a new aggression against one of our military bases in the centre of the country".


"Our air defences repelled it and hit more than one plane."


The Israeli pilots of the crashed F-16 were reported to be alive but one was seriously injured.


Police said the jet crashed in the Jezreel Valley in northern Israel.



An Israeli military statement said: "During the attack, multiple anti-aircraft missiles were fired at IAF (Israel Air Force) aircraft.




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