IDF Fires Patriot, Downs Syrian Plane

On July 24, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) fired two MIM-104 Patriot missiles at a Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet, shooting down the plane. The aircraft “traveled two kilometers into Israeli airspace” from Syria, according to The Times of Israel. On July 11 and July 13, Israeli fired Patriot missiles at Syrian UAVs flying near or within Israeli airspace. Israel last intercepted a Sukhoi fighter with a Patriot missile in 2014.