Media: Syrian air defense downed an Israeli drone over al-Quneitra
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BEIRUT, March 21. /Offset. TASS Dmitry Zelenin/. The Syrian air defense downed an Israeli drone, which appeared in the sky over the town of Quneitra in the Golan heights. This was reported by TV channel Al Mayadeen.
17 March command of the armed forces of Syria have circulated a communiqué in which it was alleged that air defenses shot down a fighter of the Israeli air force attacked one of the military positions in the East of HOMS province on the way to the city of Tadmor (Palmyra).
It was reported that the plane crashed into the occupied part of the Golan. “He knocked down another fighter. The remaining planes turned back”, – noted in the document.
On March 19 the Minister of transport and exploration of the Jewish state of Israel Katz said that the strike was to prevent the ingress of modern weapons in hands of fighters of the Lebanese movement “Hezbollah”, fighting on the side of the Syrian army .
The Israeli defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has threatened to destroy the air defense system in Syria in case of its application against the United force of the Jewish state.