Israel denies one of its fighter jets was downed

Israel denies one of its fighter jets was downed

Still, in September the Israeli army was accused of being indirectly responsible for a Russian military plane being shot down near the Syrian coast, killing 15 Russian crew members. In addition, Syrian state television reported that "the Israeli attack did not achieve its goals because the hostile targets were shot down".

The area where the incident is said to have occurred is where Lebanon's Hezbollah, a group backed by Iran, has its communications and logistics hub for southern Syria near the Israeli border, according to two senior regional intelligence sources.

"The news about an aircraft belonging to the Israeli military being hit by Syrian air defense systems is false", the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement.

Syrian news agency SANA reported Thursday that the regime's air force continues to repel Israeli "aggression" over southern Syria and that its air defenses have downed several "hostile targets" that were flying over the town of al-Kiswah, home to military bases in south of Damascus.

Israel has carried out hundreds of air strikes in neighbouring Syria against what it says are Iranian targets.

Russian Federation is a key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, and its intervention in the civil war, beginning in 2015, turned the tide in his favor.

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Focusing its attention on Friday's US-led coalition attack on the village of al-Safa, which led to the deaths of over 30 civilians, as well as the Israeli air forces' alleged Thursday strikes, the letter argued that the strikes "clearly reflect the US's disregard for humanitarian values and its confempt for worldwide law".

That incident created tensions between Israel and Russian Federation, another Syrian government ally, with Moscow saying it reserved "the right to take commensurate measures in response".

Also on Thursday, the Israeli army said a missile was sacked at the Israeli-occupied, Syrian Golan Heights, but that it remains unclear where the projectile fell, Haaretz reported. Troops are scanning the area.

The Syrian military claimed to have thwarted a suspected Israeli attack in the war-torn country's south that would come in defiance of newly-installed Russian air defense systems. "This is just another piece of evidence that Israel supports terrorist groups and is trying to prolong the conflict in Syria".

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had told Moscow his government would continue to hit hostile targets in Syria to prevent Iran from establishing a military presence across the border.

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