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Escalation Looming? Israel to Crush Syrian Air Defense if Jets Targeted Again

Escalation Looming? Israel to Crush Syrian Air Defense if Jets Targeted Again

It did not provide additional details except to say that "several anti-aircraft missiles" had been fired from Syria during the operation, one of which was intercepted by Israeli air defenses.

This statement, too, is unusual in that as a matter of policy, the IDF has not publicized the periodic strikes it carries out in Syria to prevent high-value weaponry from crossing the border into Lebanon for Hezbollah's possible future use against Israel.

The Israeli official recognition, which is the first of its kind, also included a statement that the Israeli forces retaliated against a rocket fired from Syria in response to these raids. Iran claims Hezbollah are fighting Isis, but Israel is concerned that advanced weaponry may be used against it. Jordanian sources stated that this was the attack target that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about.

It also supports the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, committing thousands of fighters to battle alongside Assad's forces.

"The safety of Israeli civilians or the Israeli air force aircraft was at no point compromised", Israeli army spokesman Peter Lerner told AFP.

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"Israel does not usually confirm or deny individual raids, but it may have been led to do so this time by the circumstances of the incident", Israeli worldwide news TV channel i24 News reported on the issue.

"Several anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria following the mission and (army) aerial defence systems intercepted one of the missiles". However, Israel's Arrow defence system is created to intercept long-range ballistic missiles high in the stratosphere, so it remained unclear why the system would have been used in this particular incident.

In recent years, both Israeli and foreign media have reported a number of Israeli air strikes inside Syria targeting arms convoys of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

Israel has been largely unaffected by the Syrian civil war raging next door, suffering only sporadic incidents of spillover fire that Israel has generally dismissed as tactical errors by the Syrian army.

"Syria made a dramatic shift today as it managed to discover the movements of the Israeli warplanes", Amir said, pointing out that Damascus has broken the equation with the Zionist entity.


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