Syrian army says it shot down Israeli warplane and a drone: State media

Smoke is seen rising from the village of Jubata, north of Quneitra, Syria, in a picture taken from the Israeli side of the border on Sept 11, 2016.
Smoke is seen rising from the village of Jubata, north of Quneitra, Syria, in a picture taken from the Israeli side of the border on Sept 11, 2016. PHOTO: EPA

BEIRUT (REUTERS) - The Syrian army said on Tuesday (Sept 13) it had shot down an Israeli warplane and a drone in Syria after an Israeli attack on one of its army positions in the country's south, state media reported.

Sana news agency said the warplane had attacked a Syrian army position at 1am on Tuesday in the southern Quneitra countryside. It and a drone were then shot down.

The Israeli military was not immediately able to comment.