Israeli attack in Syria?

Syrian media report that the army shot down Israeli planes near Damascus. Syrian officials: There was no attack.

Elad Benari, | updated: 01:02

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Syrian anti-aircraft missile systems on Thursday night hit planes that attacked the country, the Syrian official news agency, SANA, reported.

According to the report, the planes were Israeli and were believed to be unmanned.

Syrian officials later denied, however, that Israeli aircraft were shot down near Damascus.

The officials, quoted by the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen network, said there had been no Israeli attack on Syrian soil.

Israel has not commented on the report at this time.

On Wednesday night, Israeli planes attacked a number of armed terrorists in the southern part of the Syrian Golan Heights, killing seven terrorists.

After the area was searched, explosive belts and a Kalashnikov rifle were found.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman made clear on Thursday morning that Israel views the Assad regime as responsible for all events on the Syrian side of the border.

"As far as we're concerned, the situation is going back to what it was before the civil war - meaning there's a clear address, there's responsibility, and there's a central government," he said.


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