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Breaking news on Reuters and Al-Jazeera. No more info as yet.
Al-Jazeera: Israeli jets 'enter' Syria airspace
Israeli aircraft have bombed an unidentified target in Syria, according to Syrian media sources.
Syrian media said that there were no casualties from the incident, which occurred on Thursday
Israel declined immediate comment on the allegations.
Initial reports from Syria said its air defences went into action after Israeli jets entered Syrian airspace at dawn on Thursday.
An army spokesman told the official SANA news agency: "Enemy Israeli planes penetrated Syrian air space from the Mediterranean Sea heading towards the northeast, breaking the sound barrier."
He said: "Our air defences forced them to leave ... without causing human or material loss."
Syria and Israel remain technically at a state of war.
Peace talks broke down in 2000 over the fate of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
BBC: Syria 'fires on Israel warplanes'
Syria says its air defences have opened fire on Israeli war planes which had entered Syrian airspace.
The action took place "without causing human or material loss", according to the official Syrian news agency, SANA.
In a statement, Syria's Ministry of Defence said the incident happened close to Daaraa, in the south of the country.
Syria and Israel remain technically at war following the seizure by Israel of the Golan Heights in 1967.
The Israeli military says it is looking into the report of the incident.
Tensions between Israeli and Syria have been rising in recent months. Both countries' leaders have said their countries do not want a war, while accusing the other side of arming for a conflict.
Perhaps not that serious...
The Israelis have a long-standing penchant for dropping sonic booms over Syria when they're a bit irritated with Damascus; there's a chance that the 'bombing' may turn out to be nothing more than people on the ground mistaking the boom for the sound of an explosion.
Syrian hairy benders suck the big one?
as lattakia, the northern syrian port where the russian navy is now deploying, is about 60 miles from cyprus, surely someone in cyprus, at a radar screen, observed the iaf over the med before turning east.
We could pacify the whole region by decapitating one of the despotic regimes and building a model western-style democracy, using the considerable mineral wealth of the area. Popular democratic capitalism would spread throughout the Middle East, guaranteeing Israeli security and providing considerable investment opportunities for western firms.
What do you think? Its got to be worth a go. We just need to find a regime that fits the bill - perhaps one we had a bit of gripe with some time ago - and come up with a plausible pretext for military action.
Not quite . When the Cypriots tried to set up their new AA missile system the Turks stated to the effect
Turn it on, its a decleration of war.
Cypriots never even got the AA after that
Im fully in favour of regime change in Syria.
Get rid of Assad and say hello to the Muslim Brotherhood!
I think he meant that little RAF place on Mount Troodos.
Been on the sherry have we?
Thats never going to happen because both Great and Little Satan fully understand that no Assad = Islamist takeover.
Well after our success in Iraq they do now. Although I think he was being a little tongue in cheek there.
Don't be silly;
Assad is obviously in cahoots with Al Q.
And where did Saddam's WMD's go?
And Assad is in the same political party as Saddam.
I think Dilfor's analysis is fully in line with the think tanks on The Hill...
On Olympus at the time the RAF were under the same threat - never turned on theirs to full power either.
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