Israeli newspapers say Israel launched an airstrike on a Syrian military convoy outside of Damascus. The U.S. was allegedly informed of the attack.
Syrian state media said Damascus had to trigger its air defenses to shoot down Israeli missiles heading for the airport. But an independent war monitor said the missiles were heading for an Iranian arms cache.
A Russian military jet carrying 15 servicemen went down during a suspected Israeli attack on the Syrian city of Latakia, Moscow has said.
Russia's Vladimir Putin has taken a more conciliatory tone, after his Defense Ministry held Israel "completely" accountable for a jet shot down over Syria. Putin spoke of a "tragic chain of accidental circumstances."
During a visit to Moscow, Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu had a "direct and forthright" talk on Syria with Russia's Vladimir Putin. Recently, Russia's ally Syria blamed Israel for launching air strikes on Damascus.
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