Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah hailed Syria's air defences after they downed an Israeli fighter jet on Saturday, saying it marked the start of a "new strategic era".
Hezbollah, which is backing Syrian President Bashar al- Assad's in his country's civil war, praised the "vigilance of the Syrian army" and said it had "bravely blocked Israeli warplanes and downed an F16".
Israel said the raids came after it intercepted what it said was an Iranian drone entering its airspace from Syria.
Iran denounced Israeli "lies" and said Syria had the right to self-defence in response to Israeli strikes.
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