Israel F-15 fighter jets have managed to escape salvo of ground-to-air missiles from Pro-Assad forces Friday morning after having struck several targets inside Syria.
"Israel has shot down one of numerous anti-aircraft missiles launched Thursday night by Syria at Israeli F-15 fighter jets that had hit designated targets within Syria," Israel Defense Forces was quoted as saying by ynetnews.com.
The incident is the most significant military squabble between the Syria and Israel since the Syrian civil war started in March 2011.
The exchange of fire took place in the middle of the night with air raid sirens in the Israeli-occupied Jordan valley and reports of an explosion, which was later clarified as one of the missiles being brought down by Israeli air defences.
Overnight, March 17, IAF aircrafts [sic] targeted many targets in Syria. Several anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria following the mission and the Israeli aerial defence systems intercepted one of the missiles. “None of the aircraft was hit, but one of the missiles was intercepted north of Jerusalem by an Israeli missile defence system.” Israel officials were quoted as saying.
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