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Mil News Israeli F16 shot down by Syrian AA fire

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    An Israeli fighter jet crashed on Saturday after coming under fire from Syrian air defences during attacks against "Iranian targets" in the war-torn country, a spokesman said.

    The exchange of fire was the most serious between arch foes Israel and Iran since the start of the civil war in Syria in 2011.

    It marked the first time Israel publicly acknowledged attacking what it identified as Iranian targets in Syria since the war began.

    The Israeli military issued a warning to Tehran, saying it was responsible for the drone that entered Israel.

    Israel has repeatedly warned in recent weeks against the presence of Iranian forces in neighbouring Syria.

    The Israeli pilots of the crashed F16 were reported alive.

    The Israeli military "targeted the Iranian control systems in Syria that sent the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) into Israeli airspace. Massive Syrian anti-air fire, one F16 crashed in Israel, pilots safe," spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus tweeted.

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