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Russia expresses concern over alleged Syria attack

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The Russian Government registered its concern over reports that Israeli combat aircraft overflew Syrian territory.

“The reports have caused extreme concern in Moscow,” the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement Thursday, according to Reuters.

“Particularly troubling is that this is the Middle East, a region already heavy with serious conflicts and tension.”

Earlier Thursday, Syria fired at Israeli military aircraft Syria said entered its airspace.

The Syrian military said several Israeli planes flew over the country near the Turkish-Syrian border and dropped some ammunition. Other Syrian sources said four or five planes dropped fuel tanks in the Syrian desert.

The Israel Defense Forces declined to respond to the report, saying, “It is not our custom to respond to these kinds of reports.” But sources told Israeli media that it appeared the IDF committed an “operational mishap.”

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