Israel said it had launched a major attack after its F-16 came under Syrian fire.
The Israeli military said the pilots likely ejected from their F-16 aircraft due to Syrian anti-aircraft missiles but said it was unclear whether their war plane was hit.
What are some of the lessons from a skirmish in which Israel lost a jet? One is that as the Syrian civil war winds down, a new conflict is emerging.
Israel struck targets deep in Syria and shot down an infiltrating Iranian drone, marking its most serious engagement in neighboring Syria since fighting there began in 2011
The events appeared to be Israel’s first direct engagement with Iranian forces in Syrian territory.
Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet on Sunday that Israel would continue to target Iranian-backed forces inside Syria.
His comments come amid rising tensions a day after an Israeli F-16 fighter jet crashed under fire.
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