Syria Civil war: Israeli fighter jet crashes under Syria fire.

An Israeli F-16 fighter jet crashed during Syrian anti-aircraft fire after an offensive against Iranian targets in Syria, the Israeli military says.

The two pilots parachuted to safety before the crash in northern Israel. It is believed to be the first time Israel has lost a jet in the Syrian conflict.

Israel was carrying out strikes after the launch of an Iranian drone into Israel. The drone was shot down.

Syria accused Israel of  being aggressive, as Israel then launched more strikes.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) say they struck targets inside Syria in the latest raids, including three aerial Syrian defence batteries and four Iranian military sites.

 

It is the first time Israel has lost an aircraft in combat since 2006 when an Israeli helicopter was shot down over Lebanon by a Hezbollah rocket, the Jerusalem Post reports.

All five crew on board – including a female flight mechanic – were killed in that incident.

Written by Wale

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