SOHR: Its planes were long…this is how Russia reacted to Israel in Syria
Although Moscow last year gave Tel Aviv a white card in which it launched Israeli planes and air strikes on Iranian groups and militias in Syria, the Russian position appears to have changed.
According to a report by Israel’s Channel 13 news, Russian forces targeted Israeli planes with advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missiles as they returned from an attack on Iranian sites in northwestern Syria last week.
According to the information, the unprecedented incident took place last Friday night when the Israeli Air Force bombed several targets near the city of Masyaf in north-western Syria.
The report added that the regime’s army’s S-300 batteries did indeed open fire while the Israeli planes were leaving the area, noting that the system was operated by the Russian army and would not be launched without its consent could.
However, the radar failed to close the Israeli planes and therefore posed no serious threat to the Israeli Air Force fighter jets, the report said.
6 killed in a bomb attack in central Syria
It is noteworthy that if this incident is indeed confirmed, it will be the first time the “S-300” system has been used against the Israeli Air Force over Syria.
The incident is also cited as a worrying development for Israel, which has carried out hundreds of airstrikes inside Syria with no response.
Six regime soldiers were killed last week in an Israeli attack on the Wadi al-Ayoun road west of Masyaf and the al-Suwaida area in the countryside of Hama governorate in the center of the country.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the dead were officers and non-commissioned officers, noting they were all killed after firing directly at an air defense vehicle.
Great tension and concern about Syria
It is noteworthy that relations between Israel and Russia had deteriorated recently following the Russian military operation in Ukraine, particularly after Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid accused Moscow of committing war crimes and the Russian response to “Jewish blood”. of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.”
Regardless of this historical controversy, many observers have indeed feared the reflection of these recent tensions between the two sides on Syrian territory, where Moscow maintains a number of soldiers and military bases, and this appears to have happened.
Though Israel has often not disclosed the details of the numerous airstrikes it has conducted against targets in Syrian territory in recent years, many analysts believe it coordinated with Russia before conducting it, or at worst learned about it before then The last situation happened and the plan changed.