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On May 27 Syria said Israel carried out a missile attack in Quneitra, in what the Israeli army said was retaliation for anti-aircraft fire targeting one of its fighter jets.
Israel said it was responding after anti-aircraft fire from Syria targeted one of its combat planes in Israeli airspace.
In February, an Israeli F-16 jet was brought down by Syrian anti-aircraft fire.
Anti-aircraft fire by Syrian Army during Israeli attack indicated a political decision by Damascus to respond to Israeli strikes and that means further escalation unless the United States and Russia intervene to calm the situation.
Syrian anti-aircraft fire downed the F-16 as it returned from a bombing raid on Iran-backed positions in Syria early on Saturday.
The possibility that Russia and the US could be pulled into a confrontation between Israel, Syria and Iran should make everyone very worried." In Washington, the Pentagon said: "We share the concerns of many throughout the region over Iran's destabilizing activities that threaten international peace and security, and we seek greater international resolve in countering Iran's malign activities." Other analysts said they did not expect further escalation for now, but suggested the heavy anti-aircraft fire showed Syria was more emboldened to stop Israel's strikes.
REUTERS CAIRO - 10 February 2018: Red alert sirens sounded in areas of northern Israel and the occupied Golan Heights early Saturday due to Syrian anti-aircraft fire that targeted Israeli fighter jets, downing one F-16 jet that attacked positions inside Syrian territory.
On the other side, in the northern Israeli city of Beit She'an, the sound of sirens pierced through the skies, activated as a result of the Syrian anti-aircraft fire. Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport briefly halted all departures and arrivals at 9am due to developments on the Syrian front.
The Israeli army for its part said an Israeli F-16 fighter jet crashed Saturday in northern Israel due to "massive anti-aircraft fire" from Syrian forces, adding that both pilots aboard the Israeli jet were safe.
TEL AVIV, February 10, 2018 (WAFA) -- An Israeli fighter jet was shot down on Saturday by Syrian anti-aircraft fire, according to Israeli and Syrian reports.
It was a fitting site for Mr Glover, from Brighton, whose glider was hit over the battlefield by anti-aircraft fire more than seven decades ago, making him crash into a nearby orchard.