'Israel downs Syria warplane on Golan Heights'

Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet on Tuesday as it attempted to fly over the ceasefire line into the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights, army radio reported. 

Jerusalem: Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet on Tuesday as it attempted to fly over the ceasefire line into the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights, army radio reported. 

"This Syrian aircraft, apparently a MiG-21 (fighter jet), which was approaching the Israeli side of the Golan, was shot down by a surface-to-air Patriot missile," the radio said. 

The wreckage of the aircraft landed on the Syrian-controlled side of the strategic plateau, it added.

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