Israel shoots down Syrian warplane


Published: 2018-07-25 08:19

Last Updated: 2018-07-25 14:36

The plane was conducting raids against "armed terrorist groups"
The plane was conducting raids against "armed terrorist groups"
Roya News Source

A Syrian Arab Army plane has been double-hit by surface-to-air Israeli missiles on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

This happened while the Syrian fighter-jet was raiding a terrorists’ hideout location in the of Yarmouk Valley in Quneitra, western Daraa Province, a military source confirmed to the Syrian news agency, SANA.

Israel verified that its missile-action came as an answer to Syria’s "blatant violation" of the 1974 ceasefire agreement of Golan Heights – an agreement in which both armed forces of Israel and Syria signed a settlement over the lines that separate each of their controlled areas of Golan Heights.

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, commented on the issue saying that his country will not tolerate intrusions, regardless whether it is done through ground or sky, adding that what happened was an appropriate reaction by his army forces.

The aftermath of smoke and fire-flames could be seen near the borderline between Syrian and the occupied Golan Heights where the warplane, SANA reported.