Syrian Army Says Shoots Down Israeli Warplane, Israel Denies

DAMASCUS (AFP) – Syria’s army said it shot down two Israeli military aircraft including a drone early Tuesday, alleging they attacked a government-held position in the country’s south.

“Our air defences blocked the attack and shot down the military aircraft in (the southern province of) Quneitra and a drone” in the province of Damascus, said the statement carried by state news agency SANA.

The Israeli army has denied the attack took place.

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