Damascus warns Israel of "more surprises" in Syria
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 11:08 GMT
DAMASCUS, Feb 13 (Reuters) – The Syrian government said on Tuesday that Israel would face "more surprises" in future attacks on Syria’s territory, after Syrian air defences shot down an Israeli F-16 jet.
Syrian anti-aircraft fire downed the F-16 as it returned from a bombing raid on Iran-backed positions in Syria early on Saturday. Both Iran and Russia are supporting President Bashar al-Assad in Syria’s near seven-year civil war.
"Have full confidence the aggressor will be greatly surprised because it thought this war – this war of attrition Syria has been exposed to for years – had made it incapable of confronting attacks," assistant foreign minister Ayman Sussan said.