Syria launched surface-to-air missiles at Israeli warplanes earlier today, and have now claimed to have shot one down and damaged another.

The exchange was confirmed by both Israel and Syria, but Israel so far denies it has a downed aircraft. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said that after attacking Hezbollah targets inside Syria, their aircraft were over Israeli air space when they were engaged by Syrian anti-aircraft defenses.

The IDF said their own missiles, fired from what is called the Arrow missile defense system, intercepted the Syrian missiles. They said none of their aircraft were hit by Syrian missiles.

The missile defense shield is part of a series of high-tech defensive emplacements Israel has deployed to counter the threat of thousands of short, medium, and long-range missiles that have been used by a number of her enemies to kill Israeli civilians.