Israel shoots down Syrian warplane as Golan frontier heats up

Smoke trails from two Patriot missiles can be seen near the Israeli city of Safed in northern Israel July 24, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT – Israel said it shot down a Syrian warplane that crossed into the occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday, but Damascus said the jet was fired on as it took part in sorties against rebels within Syria. The incident added new fuel to weeks of tensions over the Golan, a strategic plateau between the two […]

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