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Israel warns Syria after exchange of fire

Israel warns Syria after exchange of fire

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman has warned Syria that Israel will destroy its air defense system if Syria fires an anti-aircraft missile at Israeli aircraft again.

The Israeli army said that none of the missiles struck the jets, though in Syria, the military claimed Friday that one Israeli jet had been shot down and another damaged.

"Several anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria following the mission and IDF [Israel Defence Force] Aerial Defence Systems intercepted one of the missiles", the Israeli military said. At least one of the Syrian missiles was intercepted by Israel's cutting-edge "Arrow" antimissile system, Israeli media reported.

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Elsewhere in his remarks, the Hezbollah leader said that the United Nations could not be trusted to defend the Arabs' rights in the wake of the resignation of a UN official for refusing to withdraw a damning report against Israel.

Less than a month ago, on February 22, Lebanese reports indicated that Israeli forces had struck an arms convoy outside of Damascus in an attacked carried out from Lebanese airspace.

Illustrative: Smoke rises following an explosion in Syria's Quneitra province as Syrian rebels clash with Assad regime forces, seen from the Golan Heights in 2014. "At no point was the safety of Israeli civilians or the IAF aircraft compromised", it said.

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Last week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Moscow, where he asked the Kremlin to make sure Iran does not gain a foothold in the area.

Israel and Syria are still technically at war, though the border had remained largely quiet for decades until 2011 when the Syrian conflict began.

"When we identify attempts to transfer advanced weapons to Hezbollah and we have intelligence and it is operationally possible, we will act to stop it", said Netanyahu. While the Syrian regime stated that it shot down one of the fighters with other casualties, Israel completely denied the statement and confirmed that all planes returned to their bases safely. The Arrow is created to knock down incoming ballistic missiles and was developed with financial and technical assistance from the United States. A subsequent Israeli airstrike destroyed a vehicle carrying four militants, Lerner said.

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