The Arabic website of Sputnik news agency quoted the facebook page of Encyclopedia of Syrian Military as reporting that the Syrian army’s air defense radars traced two F-16 fighter jets since 10:25 local time on Sunday and ordered their interception at 11:26 local time.
The report added that the two aircraft were flying Northward and the missile hit them in the Northern parts of Sidon in Lebanon, noting that the targets were also traced by the air defense battalions.
The facebook page underlined that the decision to intercept the Israeli warplanes is no less important than destroying them, reminding that the Israeli fighter jets are equipped with protection systems which can create virtual targets.
The Damascus and Tel Aviv officials have yet to show reaction to the report.
Israel is known to have assisted Golan-based militants of the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) with medical aid and military equipment since as early as 2013.
Photos released on social media last month also showed that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) medical personnel have been recovering wounded terrorists from the Syrian side of the Golan Heights and then treated them in medical centers on the Israeli-occupied side of the region.
According to sources, the militants have been treated by the IDF Israel’s medical centers only to then be sent back into Syria were they continue to commit terrorist acts.
Despite the fact that such gunmen are labeled as “rebels” by Western and Persian Gulf media due to their apparently “moderate” stance against the Syrian government, the actual reality stands that a vast majority of the Golan-based militants which Israel provides medical and military aid to are committed militants who pursue sectarian ideals in Syria.