September 13, 2016 / 8:01 AM / in a year

Israeli military denies any of its aircraft shot down in Syria

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s military denied on Tuesday a report on Syrian state media that an Israeli warplane and a drone were shot down after an Israeli attack on a Syrian army position.

The Syrian area of Quneitra is seen in the background as an out-of-commission Israeli tank parks on a hill, near the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria, in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, August 21, 2015. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo

“Overnight two surface-to-air missiles were launched from Syria after the mission to target Syrian artillery positions. At no point was the safety of (Israeli) aircraft compromised,” the Israeli military said in a statement.

Reporting by Jeffrey Heller; Editing by Dominic Evans

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