The Syrian army said it shot down an Israeli warplane and a drone. It happened after Israel attacked a Syrian army position in the South of the country, writes Reuters, citing Syrian state media.
State news Agency SANA reported that the plane was fired at one o’clock on Tuesday over El Kuneitra, a city in the Golan heights, on the border with Israel. A plane and a drone in the result was shot down.
Israeli authorities have not commented on these reports, emphasizes Reuters. The IDF did not confirm reports of the Syrian media, Haaretz reports. The representative of the army said that the Syrian launched missiles did not pose a danger to Israeli aircraft.
Earlier, the press service of the Israeli army reported that on Tuesday night the Israeli air force attacked positions of the Syrian army after the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan heights, a shell fell. As a result of hit of a shell into Israel no one was hurt. It was the fourth retaliatory strike by Israel on 4 September, Reuters wrote.
On the eve of the Russian defense Ministry said that Syria has started to operate the ceasefire. According to the plan, which on Friday agreed to by the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, the Syrian army must stop to put air strikes on the rebels. Moscow has said that Russia’s aviation group will continue to inflict strikes on the positions of the banned in Russia “Islamic state”.