IDF: Syrian fighter jet shot down over Golan

The IDF say aircraft did not fall in Israeli territory but did enter Israel’s airspace before interception.

Ahiya Raved, YNET
Published: 09.23.14, 10:02 / Israel News

PATRIOTThe IDF confirmed Tuesday morning that a Syrian fighter jet was shot down by an Israeli patriot missile over the Golan Heights.

“A jet was successfully intercepted by our aerial defense system along the Syrian border,” the IDF said in a statement.

A senior military source added that “the discovery, identification and interception was quickly and professionally executed and the IAF stood its guard. The interception was done with a surface to air Patriot missile.”

A patriot missile was fired in the Golan Tuesday morning, shooting down a suspicious aircraft that infiltrated Israel’s airspace from Syria. It was initially unclear if the aircraft was an UAV. The IDF said the aircraft did not fall in Israeli territory but did enter Israel’s airspace.

“Moments ago a Syrian aircraft infiltrated Israeli airspace. The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) intercepted the aircraft in mid-flight, using the Patriot air defence system. The circumstances of the incident are being reviewed,” a IDF statement said.

The aircraft was shot down over the Golan Heights, where fighting from Syria’s civil war has occasionally spilled over. The IDF currently think the jet was en route to attacking rebel targets near the border with Israel when it entered Israeli airspace.

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  1. I laughed as I read it! Frogmen capturing a captain of a battleship! just by surfacing? Sounds like they’ve been smoking some Denver exports.

  2. Max Said:

    They dove under the American battleships, and when they
    surfaced, they captured the captain of one of the U.S. battleships.

    to believe this I would want to know more details or else its a LOL. We have heard many bosts over the decades of arab and egyptian military prowess.

  3. Sunday, September 21, 2014
    MEMRI:TV Host: Egyptian Frogmen Captured U.S. Battleship Commander in 2013

    MEMRITV August 24, 2014 Clip No. 4446
    TV Host: Egyptian Frogmen Captured U.S. Battleship Commander in 2013
    http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/4446.htm

    Egyptian TV host Muhammad Al-Ghaity recently claimed that in 2013, the
    “great heroic Egyptian frogmen” had overcome the captain of a U.S. Sixth
    Fleet battleship that had entered Egyptian territorial waters. Al-Ghaity
    made his claims on Tahrir TV on August 24.

    Following are excerpts:

    Muhammad Al-Ghaity: Hillary Clinton said that [in 2013] the Egyptian air
    force flew over the U.S. Sixth Fleet. Several vessels of this fleet had come
    from their port in Naples, southern Italy. While the Egyptian planes circled
    above, preparing for a strike, the great heroic Egyptian frogmen, under the
    command of the hero, Vice Admiral Mohab Mamish – Until now, nobody knows
    what this man did! They dove under the American battleships, and when they
    surfaced, they captured the captain of one of the U.S. battleships.

    At that moment, a great Egyptian general, whose name I will not mention, but
    who is a member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, called Obama and
    said: “We do not seek an escalation, but if you want one – you got it.” The
    general conveyed Al-Sisi’s message: “The Sixth Fleet must leave Egyptian
    territorial waters immediately, or else we will tell the whole world what we
    did.”

    All of this was recounted by Clinton – except for the part about Mamish. I
    take full responsibility for the Mamish bit. He was in charge, and he said
    to the frogmen: “Either return victorious, or return as martyrs. You must
    teach this fleet a lesson for crossing into Egyptian territorial waters even
    by a single meter.”