Saturday, February 10, the security Cabinet was briefed on the latest developments in the South of Syria and North of Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a series of consultations on security issues and approved the actions taken by the IDF.
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman is currently in tel Aviv, which regularly gets the latest information about the events in the North. Also Lieberman consults with the chief of staff Gadi Gadi eizenkot, the IDF’s senior officers and employees of the defense Department.
Recall, the IDF attacked Iranian targets in Syria after the night of Saturday, February 10, a helicopter of the IDF shot down an unmanned Iranian-made aircraft launched at Israel from Syrian territory.
According to the press service of the IDF, transferred media, the Syrian air defense system opened fire on the Israeli planes. One of them, the F-16i «Sufa» crashed near Harduf kibbutz in the Jezreel valley. Two pilots managed to eject, they survived and was taken to hospital. One of the pilots seriously injured.
What was the cause of the crash has not yet been reported.
Syrian state news Agency SANA reported that the air defense forces of the regular army of Syria attacked the Israeli planes. It is alleged that as a result of the actions of the Syrian air defense was affected in more than one plane. SANA reports that Israeli planes early on Saturday morning attacked a military base in Central Syria. The exact location is not called. Damascus ties together the actions of the us military against the forces of the regime of Bashar al-Assad and the Israeli air force, blaming the USA and Israel of support of Islamic state and other terrorist organizations.
Fighting in southern Syria are continuing. On the territory of the Israeli Golan heights repeatedly activated early warning system for rocket attacks «Tseva Adom».