Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Israel Is Denying Claims That One Of Its War Planes Have Been Shot Down Over Syria

Reuters: Israeli aircraft attack Syrian army position, Israel denies any shot down

Israel said its aircraft attacked a Syrian army position on Tuesday after a stray mortar bomb struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, and it denied a Syrian statement that a warplane and drone were shot down.

The air strike was a now-routine Israeli response to the occasional spillover from fighting in a five-year-old civil war, and across Syria a ceasefire was holding at the start of its second day.

Syria's army command said in a statement that Israeli warplanes had attacked an army position at 1 a.m. on Tuesday (2200 GMT, Monday) in the countryside of Quneitra province.

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WNU Editor: The Israelis are denying reports that one of their warplanes was shot down by Syria, but they are admitting that missiles were fired at their planes .... Israel says the Syrian army fired missiles at its jets but denies claim that aircrafts were downed (Business Insider).

More News On Syrian Claims That They Have Shot Down An Israeli Warplane

Syria claims shooting down Israeli warplane and drone -- Al Jazeera
Israel denies its aircraft harmed after air raid in Syria -- AP
Israel Denies Claims That Syria Shot Down Warplane and Drone -- NYT
IDF: Syrian claim to have shot down Israeli warplane, drone is 'total lies' -- CNN
Syria says it downed warplane, drone near Golan Heights; Israel denies -- UPI
Israel denies claim Syrian forces shot down its aircraft in disputed Golan Heights during fragile ceasefire -- The Independent
Israel Targets Syrian Army Position After Cross-Border Fire -- WSJ
Israel Denies Syrian Report of Downed Israeli Warplane, Drone -- VOA
Israel slaps down Syrian claim over downed jet -- USA Today
Syria did not shoot down our fighter jet and drone over Golan Heights, says Israel -- IBTimes

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