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Israel shoots down Syrian warplane

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Israel has shot down a Syrian warplane flying over its airspace in southern Golan, according to its army.

The Israel Defense Forces tweeted that two Patriot missiles were fired at the Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet which was one mile inside Israeli airspace.

Haaretz news website reports residents in north Israel saw interceptor missiles fired and heard explosions.

Unconfirmed reports say that one pilot was killed.

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