Israeli jets strike targets in Syria

Assault cited as response to Iranian drone’s incursion


Photographs by AP/RAMI SLUSH

Israeli security forces stand guard Saturday at the wreckage of an F-16 that crashed in northern Israel after it was hit by anti-aircraft fire while returning from a bombing mission deep in Syrian territory. The two crewmen ejected, and one was seriously injured.

JERUSALEM -- In its most serious engagement in neighboring Syria since fighting there began in 2011, Israel shot down an infiltrating Iranian drone Saturday and struck Iranian targets deep in Syria before one of its own jets was downed.

The tail of what Lebanese news reports said was part of a Syrian air-defense missile, which was fired at Israeli warplanes, smolders Saturday in the v...

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