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Syrian Air-Defense Missile Falls in Southern Israel; IAF Strikes Launchers

A Syrian surface-to-air missile (SAM) fired at an Israeli Air Force fighter jet that had been involved in airstrikes on targets in Syria exploded in Israel’s southern Negev region early on Thursday.

Warning sirens went off in the region of the Bedouin village of Abu Qrenat, in the northwest Negev, said the Israel Defense Forces. Residents in the south and Jerusalem reported hearing a loud blast, according to a report by Mako.

Soon afterward, the IAF “struck the battery from which the missile was launched and additional Syrian surface-to-air batteries in the area,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement. (JNS / VFI News)