Syria’s army said it shot down an Israeli warplane and a drone after they attacked a military position early in the country’s south early Tuesday.
“Our air defenses blocked the attack and shot down the military aircraft in (the southern province of) Quneitra and a drone” in the province of Damascus, the Syrian Army’s General Command said the statement carried by state news agency SANA.
This attack is part of the Zionist enemy’s support to the terrorists armed groups, in a hopeless attempt to raise their morals after the major failure and losses in battlefield, the General Command said in the statement.
For its part, the Israeli occupation army said none of its aircraft had been downed.
“Overnight two surface-to-air missiles were launched from Syria after the (Israeli) mission overnight to target Syrian artillery positions,” occupation military spokesman Arye Shalicar said.
“At no point was the safety of (Israeli) aircraft compromised. Nothing true about what they claim.”
Earlier, the Israeli military said it targeted Syrian army positions after stray fire from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Monday.