“We warn the Israeli enemy government against this flagrant aggressive act, and retain the right to respond in an appropriate way” — this from a country that harbors jihadists who are bent on the destruction of Israel and glory in the murder of Israeli civilians.
“Syria: Air defenses fired at Israeli aircraft over our airspace,” from the Jerusalem Post:
Syrian air defenses opened fire on four IAF aircraft that violated Syrian airspace overnight Thursday, a Syrian military spokesman said.
Four or five IAF aircraft broke the sound barrier and dropped heavy equipment over deserted areas of northern Syria, along its border with Turkey. Syrian officials reported that fuel tanks were dropped.
“We warn the Israeli enemy government against this flagrant aggressive act, and retain the right to respond in an appropriate way,” the Syrian spokesman said.
It was not clear if Syria was accusing the Israelis of using warplanes or some type of other aircraft like drones.
“The Israeli enemy aircraft infiltrated into the Arab Syrian territory through the northern border, coming from the Mediterranean heading toward the eastern region, breaking the sound barrier,” the spokesman said.
“Air defense units confronted them and forced them to leave after they dropped some ammunition in deserted areas without causing any human or material damage.”
The IDF said that it was “not accustomed to responding to such reports.”
Israel acknowledges flying over Lebanon routinely, but it is unclear how often its aircraft fly over Syria, if at all.
Syrian officials, including President Bashar Assad, have repeatedly warned Israel in recent weeks that the occupation of the Golan Heights “cannot last forever.”