Israel dispatches IAF to intercept Approaching Syrian Warplanes

The Israel Air Force guaranteed a secure border, with no contact between two air forces on Friday afternoon, but it was a close call.

By Tova Dvorin

 

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) was deployed Friday afternoon after Syrian warplanes approached the Israel-Syrian border, according to Channel 2. 

F15 I,'Ra'am' ('Thunder') A multi-purpose long-range fighter jet, mainly used for attack and interception strikes. - Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit

F15 I,’Ra’am’ (‘Thunder’) A multipurpose long-range fighter jet, mainly used for attack and interception strikes. – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

The Syrian warplanes were within just a few hundred kilometers to Israel Friday, according to the daily, as it struck rebel outposts near Al Quneitra.

The two air forces did not come into contact with one another, but the IDF does not take threats to Israeli airspace lightly – especially in light of recent spillover from the ongoing Syrian Civil War.

Just three days ago, IDF forces stopped Hezbollah terrorists from placing bombs on the Syrian side of the border fence. Damascus accused the “Zionist enemy” of siding with rebel factions after the incident, despite the fact that Israel intervened for Syria’s own benefit.

 

View original Arutz Sheva publication at: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/178230#.UxmrroVIVgg

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