Israeli Military Shoots Down Syrian Aircraft

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A Sukhoi 24 fighter jet. Wikipedia

Israeli forces said Tuesday morning that it shot down a Syrian aircraft that was “attempting to infiltrate Israeli airspace in the Golan Heights.” 

A Syrian Sukhoi 24 fighter jet was brought down by a Patriot missile over the Quneitra border, Haaretz reported.

According to Reuters, Israeli military sources said the plane crossed into Israeli territory by accident while on a mission to fight Syrian rebels. 

This is the first time in 25 years that the Israeli air force has intercepted a Syrian aircraft, Haaretz said.