The Syrian army was said to have downed an Israeli warplane and a drone on Tuesday, but Israel promptly denied the report.
Syrian state news agency SANA said the Israeli fighter jet had attacked an army position overnight in southern Syria, in the countryside near Guneitra, and that it and a drone had been shot down.
But the Israeli military denied any of its aircraft had been downed, saying two missiles were indeed fired at them during the air strike, but missed their targets.
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The Israeli military said earlier that its aircraft had attacked targets in Syria, just hours after a stray mortar bomb from fighting among factions in Syria struck the Golan Heights on Monday evening. No casualties were reported in the Israeli-held territory. The military said in a statement “aircraft targeted artillery positions of (the) Syrian regime in the central Syrian Golan Heights”.