Israeli Military Fires 2 Interceptor Missiles at Syrian Sukhoi Warplane

Israel has fired interceptor missiles at a Syrian Sukhoi warplane, the IDF said in a statement, adding that the aircraft had penetrated Israeli-controlled airspace.

“Two Patriot missiles were launched at a Sukhoi fighter plane. The plane was under [Israeli] surveillance, it penetrated about two kilometers into Israeli territory and was intercepted,” the Israel Defense Forces wrote on Twitter.

Israeli Army Radio stated that the plane was shot down over the Golan Heights, but may have crashed on the Syrian-held side of the frontier, Reuters reports.

A video has appeared on Twitter, purporting to show the moment the Sukhoi jet was intercepted by Israeli missiles. RT hasn’t yet been able to verify the footage.

 

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