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Syria announces downing of Israeli warplane near Palmyra

By staff

Washington, DC – The Syrian Arab News Agency is reporting, March 17, that “Syrian air defense downed one of four Israeli warplanes that violated the Syrian airspace and targeted a military site in the eastern countryside of Homs.”

A statement from Syria’s military says “This blatant Israeli act of aggression came as part of the Zionist enemy’s persistence with supporting ISIS terrorist gangs and in a desperate attempt to raise their deteriorating morale and divert attention away from the victories which Syrian Arab Army is making in the face of the terrorist organizations.”

Israel has carried out numerous attacks on Syria over the past two years, including a recent missile strikes near the main Damascus airport.

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