BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – The Israeli Air Force ‘accidentally’ fired a missile into Syrian territory last month, Israel’s Channel 12 News reported on Monday.
According to the Channel 12 report, the incident occurred on June 28th over the occupied Golan Heights.
The report said the Israeli warplane scrambled to a suspicious airborne target that was approaching the occupied Golan Heights.
During the interception, the Israeli Air Force pilot fired an air-to-air missile, which later landed in Syrian territory after it became apparent that it was a “false target”.
The Syrian Armed Forces did not mention the incident and it is not entirely clear if they knew it happened on June 28th.
The Israeli Air Force often flies close to the Syrian border; however, it is incredibly rare for the latter’s warplanes to engage the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF).