Syrian Army Says Shoots Down Israeli Warplane, Israel Denies

A Syrian rebel fighter loads an anti-aircraft machinegun in the northern town of Atareb, 25 kms east of Syria's second largest city Aleppo, on July 31, 2012. While fighting raged in Syria's commercial capital Aleppo for a fourth straight day, clashes between the Syrian army and rebels also erupted in …

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.