Israel downed what it maintained was an Iranian drone, declaring the breach of its airspace a "severe violation of Israeli sovereignty" by Iran. Israel responded with airstrikes into Syria targeting the launch facility, reportedly losing one F-16 in the operation. It subsequently launched an additional series of airstrikes, including against "4 Iranian military targets" in Syria. Iran's foreign ministry dismissed suggestions of its involvement as "ridiculous", insisting that the country "has basically an advisory presence in Syria".
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