Daily Israel Report

Syrian Warplanes Approach Border; IAF Deployed

No contact between two air forces, but it was a close call.
By Tova Dvorin
First Publish: 3/7/2014, 12:15 PM / Last Update: 3/7/2014, 12:29 PM

IAF F-16 (illustrative)
IAF F-16 (illustrative)
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The Israeli Air Force (IAF) was deployed Friday afternoon after Syrian warplanes approached the Israel-Syrian border, according to Channel 2. 

The Syrian warplanes were within just a few hundred kilometers to Israel Friday, according to the daily, as it struck rebel outposts near Al Quneitra. 

The two air forces did not come into contact with one another, but the IDF does not take threats to Israeli airspace lightly - especially in light of recent spillover from the ongoing Syrian Civil War. 

Just three days ago, IDF forces stopped Hezbollah terrorists from placing bombs on the Syrian side of the border fence. Damascus accused the "Zionist enemy" of siding with rebel factions after the incident, despite the fact that Israel intervened for Syria's own benefit.