Israel shoots down Syrian warplane over Golan Heights

By Ruth Eglash, William Booth, September 23, 2014

JERUSALEM — Israel’s military said it shot down a Syrian warplane Tuesday after the aircraft strayed more than half-mile into airspace that Israel controls over the Golan Heights.

Military experts in Israel said it was the first time in nearly 40 years that Israel has downed a Syrian jet, although a Syrian drone that entered Israeli-occupied territory last month was also shot down.

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