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Israeli Jet Downed During Attack On Syria After Drone Intercepted, Says Israel

Israel said it attacked several targets in Syria after intercepting an Iranian drone that had been launched from that country.

Tensions ratcheted up on Saturday as an Israeli fighter jet that was part of a squadron launching air strikes on Syria was downed amid anti-aircraft missile fire, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

Israel said its aircraft targeted 12 sites in Syria in response to an Iranian drone, after detecting it "early on" and placing it under surveillance, said the IDF.

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