Damascus, Feb 11 (Just News): The Israeli military says it has inflicted huge damage on Syrian air defences after one of its fighter jets was shot down during a raid over Syria.
The response was the "most significant attack" of its kind against Syria since the 1982 Lebanon war, said senior Israeli air force general Tomer Bar.
The F-16 jet was hit during operations that followed an Iranian drone launch into Israeli territory, Israel says.
The two pilots parachuted to safety before the crash in northern Israel.
Israel says it responded with a second wave of strikes on both Syrian and Iranian military targets.
Israeli air strikes in Syria are not unusual, BBC Middle East correspondent Tom Bateman says, but the loss of an Israeli fighter jet marks a serious escalation.
It is believed to be the first time Israel has lost a jet in the Syrian conflict.