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The Wall Street Journal: Israel shoots down Syrian fighter jet over Golan Heights

Israel shot down a Syrian jet fighter that entered its airspace, its military said, potentially raising tensions in a fraught border region where President Bashar al-Assad’s Russian-backed forces are battling to retake a pocket of southwest Syria.

The plane, which Israel’s military said it believes was either a Sukhoi 22 or Sukhoi 24, crossed a little more than a mile into Israeli airspace over the occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday before it was shot down, Israeli officials said. Across the border in Syria, heavy clashes continue between the Syrian government and a group affiliated with Islamic State.

It wasn’t clear if its warplane mistakenly entered Israeli airspace.

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