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An Arrow II missile launcher at the Palmachim Israeli Air Force base near Rishon Letzion

The Syrian army made the wild claim that overnight it shot down an IAF fighter jet, and damaged another plane.

The IDF denied the Syrian claim, emphasizing that the safety of the Israeli aircrafts were never compromised.


Syrian launched three surface-to-air missiles at IAF fighter planes early this morning, who went on a bombing run against a target in Syria. Israel launched an Arrow-3 missile and took out one of the missiles. The explosion was heard in much of eastern Israel, includin Jerusalem, Modi’in and the Jordan Valley.

The Arrow is primarily designed to take out intercontinental ballistic missiles.

This is the first known usage of the Arrow-3 in a real-world combat situation, and it was clearly successful.