Iran-Backed Hezbollah Hails Downing of Israeli F-16 as ‘New Strategic Era’

Israel downs Iranian drone and strikes Syria as F-16 crashes

The Times of Israel reported: Hezbollah hailed Syria’s air defenses after they reportedly downed an Israeli fighter jet on Saturday, saying it marked the start of a “new strategic era.”

“This is the beginning of a new strategic era which puts an end to the violation of Syrian airspace and territory,” the Lebanese terror group said in a statement published by Lebanon’s ANI news agency.

Hezbollah, an Iranian proxy backing Syrian President Bashar Assad in his country’s civil war, praised the “vigilance of the Syrian army,” and said it had “bravely blocked Israeli warplanes and downed an F-16.” It also said the Syrian response marked “a decisive end to old arrangements.”

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