Just one week after Israeli officials confirmed they were building up to a war with Hezbollah, the Israeli Air Force launched airstrikes against Syria, under the guise of targeting an alleged weapons convoy belonging to the Lebanese militia.
Syria responded by activating their anti-aircraft missile defence system against the Israeli jets, successfully taking one down and hitting another.
The jet crashed in Israeli territory, however, as the planes were back over Israeli soil by the time the missile was able to connect.
The Israeli operation and the missile firing were both confirmed by the Syrian and Israeli governments. Israel would not confirm that a plane had actually been shot down, however. This is typical of Israel who tends not to acknowledge any…
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