JERUSALEM: Syria has warned Israel of ‘more surprises’ after an Israeli fighter jet was shot down inside Syrian territory on Saturday.
Assistant Foreign Minister Ayman Sussan warning came after an Israeli fighter jete was shot down inside Syrian territory Saturday as it flying home from a blitz that wiped out half of Syria’s anti-aircraft batteries.
“God willing, they will see more surprises whenever they try to attack Syria,” Sussan was quoted by Reuters as saying during a news conference in Damascus.
According to Iranian officials, the drone Iran launched was the United States based model, which Iran captured during the Obama’s presidentship, the Israeli official said two Israeli pilots ejected from the F16 fighter jet after it came under Syrian anti-aircraft fire.
An unnamed senior Israeli defense official told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday, “We do not know what the mission of the Iranian drone was. It is their most advanced drone and they did not expect our radar to detect its penetration into our territory.”
He said that as the event is over still Iranians are determined to continue to establish themselves in Syria, adding that the next incident is only a matter of time.
The Israeli military spokesperson said Iran and Iranians have been working in coordination and operating the drone launch from Syrian sites.
Iran has been using the base in recent months for the purpose of transferring weaponry to be used against Israel,” the spokesperson added.