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Israel shoots down Syrian jet; Syrian forces reach Golan

 


BEIRUT (AP) — Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet it said had breached its airspace on Tuesday while advancing Syrian government forces retaking territory from rebels reached the Golan Heights frontier for the first time in seven years.

The Israeli military said it monitored the advance of the Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet and shot it down with a pair of Patriot missiles after it penetrated Israeli airspace by about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles).

Syria's military, however, said one of its jets was targeted by Israel over Syrian territory as it flew sorties against Islamic State militants.

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