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The Wall Street Journal: Israeli jet shot down by antiaircraft missiles during retaliatory strikes on Syria

Israel’s military said one of its jets was shot down by antiaircraft missiles during strikes on Syrian targets after it intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria that had infiltrated its airspace, intensifying tensions between the two neighbors.

The F-16 aircraft crashed in Israeli territory, the military said Saturday, updating an earlier statement about how the plane was downed. The pilots ejected and one was taken to the hospital in a serious condition, it added.

Syrian state media called the strikes a “new Israeli aggression.” The shots set off warning sirens in northern Israel of an imminent rocket attack, the Israeli military said.

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