JUST IN: A large scale attack was just launched by Israel…
New reports have just come in indicating that the Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated their country early Saturday morning before launching a “large-scale attack” on at least a dozen Iranian and Syrian targets in Syria. Breitbart reported that Israel called this a “severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty” and warned of further action against the unprecedented Iranian aggression.
The military released a statement saying that it’s planes faced massive anti-aircraft fire from Syria that forced two pilots to abandon an F-16 jet that crashed in northern Israel. Each of the pilots were left wounded, one seriously and one lightly.
These strikes by Israel mark the first significant engagement since the fighting in neighboring Syria began in 2011 and said Iran would be held responsible for its outcome.
“This is a serious Iranian attack on Israeli territory. Iran is dragging the region into an adventure in which it doesn’t know how it will end,” Israel’s chief military spokesman, Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis, said in a special statement. “Whoever is responsible for this incident is the one who will pay the price.”
Gen. Hossein Salami, acting commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, would not acknowledge the claim made by Israel that it shot down the drone.
“We do not confirm any such news from Israel,” he said.
Syria’s Defense Ministry released a statement saying that its air defenses responded successfully to the Israeli operation and hit more than one plane.
“The Israeli enemy has once again attacked some of our military bases in the southern area and our air defenses responded and foiled the aggression,” it said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman are currently meeting at the military headquarters in Tel Aviv to discuss further response.
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