That’s because it was a ‘female’ IDF officer who was responsible for downing the Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet that violated Israel’s airspace.
WIN IDF Captain Or Na’aman (photo above), the commander of the Patriot Battery of the 138th Battalion commanded the Patriot battery stationed in northern Israel which shot down a Syrian fighter jet Tuesday.
As the commander of the Patriot Battery of the 138th Battalion, Na’aman was also in charge of downing a Syrian drone over the Lake of the Galilee earlier this month.
The Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet was downed by two Patriot missiles launched from Safed after the jet penetrated nearly two kilometers into Israeli airspace. The pilot of the jet who was killed was identified as Colonel Umran Mare of Tartous.
WIN According to Sky News Arabia, the plane crashed inside Syria, in the Yarmouk Basin.
The IDF and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have said Israel will continue to enforce the 1974 Separation of Forces Agreement, which requires Syria to abide by a demilitarized zone between the two countries
It was the first time that Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet since 2014, when another Russian-made Sukhoi fighter jet entered Israeli airspace and was targeted with a Patriot missile.