The war is Syria escalated on Saturday when Israel launched a large scale assault on Iranian targets inside Syria, and one of its fighter jets was shot down. Iran and Syria accuse Israel of aggression, while the U.S. State Department blames Iran for the escalation of violence. Roxana Saberi reports.
Israeli F-16 shot down after air raid in Syria
Israeli F-16 Shot Down Over Syria
An Israeli F-16 fighter jet was shot down Saturday morning in Northern Israel near Syria by what's believed to have been Syrian anti-aircraft fire. Both pilots were injured, one seriously. The attack happened after Israeli forces apparently shot down an Iranian drone which it believed had illegally entered Israeli air space.
Press TV’s Mohammad Ali gives an update on the latest Israeli aggression on Syria.
The Syrian military says its air defense force has shot down Israeli warplanes after they targeted Syrian army positions.
The Israeli military has confirmed the downing of one of its F-16 fighter jets, saying the pilots were ejected unharmed. Israeli jets had entered Syria after violating the Lebanese airspace. Damascus says more than one Israeli jets were hit by the Syrian anti-aircraft fire. The Syrian army also confirmed that Israeli warplanes targeted a military site near the capital Damascus. There has been no report of damage or casualties. The developments come after Tel Aviv alleged that an Iranian-made drone entered the occupied Golan Heights which it says was intercepted.