February 10, 2018 / 10:46 AM / a year ago

Early assessments suggest Syrian fire shot down Israeli jet: Israeli military spokesman

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Early assessments suggest an Israeli jet that crashed in northern Israel on Saturday was hit by Syrian anti-aircraft fire, an Israeli military spokesman said.

Israeli media reports said the Israeli F-16 was hit by Syrian anti-aircraft missiles. Asked by Reuters if the reports were accurate, Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus said: “Early assessments. Not confirmed yet.”

Reporting by Maayan Lubell; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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