- Mar 13, 2017
Things are escalating.
Israel Downs Iranian Drone, Strikes Syria; Israeli F-16 Goes Down, Pilots Safe
The Israeli army said Saturday morning that it intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria into Israeli territory. In response to the provocation, the IDF attacked Iranian targets in Syria.
Two Israeli Air Force pilots ejected from their fighter jet during the strike. The plane went down in northern Israel. The two pilots were taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Due to Syrian anti-aircraft fire, says the army, red alert sirens sounded in multiple areas of northern Israel, first in the northern Israeli town of Beit She’an and later in the surrounding areas and Golan Heights.
Residents reported hearing many explosions in the last half hour and heavy aerial activity in the area near Israel's borders with Jordan and Syria.
The Syrian army and rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are currently exchanging heavy fire.