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Two IAF pilots hurt after F-16 downed during retaliatory strike in Syria | Ynet News |

Apache helicopter downs Iranian drone that entered Israel, triggering alarms in Beit She'an region; IDF attacks Iranian targets in Syria in retaliation; Syria fires antiaircraft missiles at Israeli F-16s, leading pilots to bail out; IDF: 'Incident is ongoing. Iran dragging the entire region to an adventure and will pay the price.'

The pilots were able to bail out of the plane. One pilot was seriously wounded, while the other was only lightly hurt. They were taken to the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa for treatment.

The IDF's strike was in response to an earlier infiltration into Israel of an Iranian drone originating from an airfield near Palmyra, Syria, which was successfully intercepted by an IDF Apache helicopter.

Pilots of one of the fighter jets recognized antiaircraft missiles locking onto their plane, prompting them to eject.

The fighter jet crashed in an open area near Kibbutz Harduf. The police said the crash caused no casualties or damage in the community.


Israel launches 'large-scale attack' in Syria after fighter jet crashes | The Guardian |

by Oui on Sat Feb 10th, 2018 at 01:02:21 PM EST
Why is it an Iranian (not Syrian) drone, and an Israeli (not American) F-16. And why doesn't the reporter let us know whether the antiaircraft missiles are Syrian or Russian?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Feb 10th, 2018 at 01:33:26 PM EST
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