February 10, 2018 / 3:07 PM / 2 months ago

Hezbollah: downed Israeli jet marks 'new strategic phase'

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s Hezbollah group said on Saturday the downing of an Israeli F-16 jet by the Syrian army marked the “start of a new strategic phase” which would limit Israeli exploitation of Syrian airspace.

“Today’s developments mean the old equations have categorically ended,” the heavily-armed Shi’ite Muslim movement said in a statement. Hezbollah is part of a military alliance supporting President Bashar al-Assad.

Reporting by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Richard Balmforth

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