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The Latest: Israel says it shoots down the Syrian fighter jet



BEIRUT – The latest on developments in Syria (all local times):

14:45

The Israeli military says it shot down a Syrian fighter jet that entered the airspace.

The military say it overseen the advance of the Syrian fighter plane Sukhoi on Tuesday and shot down two Patriot missiles after entering Israel's airspace for about two kilometers.

It is only the second such incident along the border in 30 years.

The military says the internal fighting in Syria has increased since the morning hours, including an increase in Syrian Air Force activity

It said the Israeli military was on high alert and would continue to protect its territory.

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2:35 pm

Syrian state media say government forces have reached the border with Israel. occupied Golan Heights after conquering the territory of rebels and fighters of the Islamic State

Al-Ikhbariya TV on Tuesday broadcast footage of the fence delineating the UN buffer zone between Syrian and Israeli forces within the Golan Heights.

The camera showed an Israeli observation post 400 meters)

Israel conquered the Golan Heights from Syria in 1967. The United Nations sent a peacekeeping force between the two sides in 1974.

It's the first time government forces have taken positions on the border since an uprising President Bashar Assad flew through the country in 2011. Activists of the Islamic state later seized territories of rebels along the border region.

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