Israel has threatened to destroy Syrian air defence systems after they fired ground-to-air missiles at Israeli warplanes carrying out strikes in Palmyra.

In Jerusalem, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel will destroy Syria's air defence systems without hesitation if it is being used again.

Earlier, Israeli warplanes hit several targets in Syria.

Syria's military said it downed one of the Israeli planes and hit another as they were carrying out the pre-dawn strikes near the city of Palmyra.

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