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Israel says downed Syrian jet entered its airspace, acted threatening
Israel says downed Syrian jet entered its airspace, acted threatening

A Syrian fighter jet shot down after breaching the nation’s airspace could have flown anywhere over Israel within five minutes given its speed and the country's small dimensions, Israeli military sources said Tuesday. The jet, believed to be a Sukhoi 24, entered Israeli airspace Tuesday morning after taking off from an army air base in eastern Syria and was struck by a surface-to-air Patriot missile in what was described as Israel’s first engagement with a Syrian fighter plane in three decades, according to the Israeli military. According to media reports, the two pilots ejected safely, landing in Syrian territory, and the downed jet fell inside Syria as well. Three...

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