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Israeli F-16 jet crashes after Syrian fire

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An Israeli fighter jet crashed on Saturday in after coming under "massive anti-fire" from Syrian forces, according to the

The incident was reported after the Israeli combat helicopter came in contact with an Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle that had been launched from Syria, the Defence Forces (IDF) said in a statement.

The two pilots parachuted to safety before the crash. It is believed to be the first time has lost a jet in the Syrian conflict, reported.

Israeli forces also launched attacks on what they described as Iranian targets in Syria, the IDF said.

"is responsible for this severe violation of Israeli sovereignty," Jonathan Conricus, a for the IDF, said in a tweet.

"The IDF is striking numerous (12) Syrian and Iranian military targets in Syria, in response to Iranian aggression. More to follow," he said in another tweet.



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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 15:06 IST