A few hours after Israeli fighter jets destroyed a Syrian anti-aircraft battery that fired a missile toward them, the Syrian Army is warning that it plans to respond to the airstrike.
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After the Israeli Air Force destroyed a Syrian anti-aircraft battery that fired a missile toward Israeli fighter jets, the Syrian Army released a statement, warning that the Israeli action will have “dangerous implications.”
“The Syrian Army headquarters warns of the dangerous implications of these aggressive attempts by Israel,” the statement read. As reported earlier today by JOL, the Israeli aircraft, which had just completed a mission above Lebanese territory, struck the Syrian anti-aircraft battery by dropping four bombs. The battery was located about 50 kilometers (about 31 miles) east of Damascus. “The battery was destroyed and all of the Israeli Air Force aircraft safely returned to base,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement.
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In March, the same battery fired anti-aircraft missiles at Israeli fighter jets that carried out an attack in Syria. An Arrow system battery intercepted one of the missiles. While IAF has had the advanced anti-missile system for 17 years, this incident was the first time that the system had ever been used.