BBC News with Suman Gamry. Israeli forces say they have hit Syrian air defenses and Iranian targets in a way of air strikes after Syrian government forces said they have brought down an Israeli fighter jet. The aircraft crashed in Israeli territory. Two pilots were injured, one of them seriously. Tom Bateman reports. Israel said a drone flew from Syria, infiltrated its airspace early this morning. Blaming Iran, it described this as the most blatant and severe violation of Israeli sovereignty in recent years. Its F-16s attacked facilities in eastern Syria from which the drone was allegedly controlled, and according to the military, they came under heavy Syria anti-aircraft fire. One of the jets crashed in Israeli territory. Israel then launched strikes against air defenses and Iranian targets inside Syria in what amounted to one of the most serious escalations yet between regional enemies. Iran accused Israel of lying and played down the scope of its role in Syria.
The UN Human Rights commissioner has condemned the recent escalation of violence in Syria and said attacks on medical facilities and civilians could come to war crimes. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said the past week had been one of the bloodiest of the entire Syrian conflict. Elisabeth Thrusell is the spokesperson. This has been a week of sovereign violence and bloodshed in Syria. More than a thousand civilian casualties in 6 days. We received reports that at least 277 civilians have been killed. Two hundred and thirty of these people were killed in air strikes by the Syria government and their allies.
North and South Korea have competed together for the first time in the Olympics on the day of diplomatic drama for the two nations. A joint women's ice hockey team took on Switzerland just hours after the North Korea leader King Jong-un invited the South Korea President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang. If Mr. Moon accepts, it would be only the third meeting between leaders of the two countries. The invitation was delivered by Mr. King's sister at a meeting with President Moon. World News from the BBC.