The erected Russian S-300 system, was either not yet made operational or they’re ineffective against the IDF, because 17 separate targets in two cities were destroyed in Israel’s most extensive operation in Syria to date.
– Syrian did launch a S-200 missile that exploded in northern Cyprus.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Airstrikes were reported in the early hours of Monday near Damascus and Homs, according to Syrian media. Syria has blamed Israel for the airstrikes. The airstrikes occurred just hours after satellite images from ImageSat International showed four Russian S-300 missile defense systems near Masyaf, not far from where the airstrikes occurred. Continue Reading »
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the IDF bombardment hit secret “ammunition stores belonging to Iranian forces and allied groups, and caused huge explosions.”
– Israeli FM confirmed raid.
– Seven Iranians (who reportedly weren’t there) killed during attack.
Israeli FM appears to confirm raid; monitor says seven killed in strike targeting Iranian ammunition stores
Syria said Wednesday that air defense batteries responded to “hostile Israel missiles” over the northern city of Aleppo, with opposition sources saying the strikes had targeted ammunition depots and a military airport used by Iranian forces.
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PM Netanyahu, who is also acting Defense Minister stated, “We will strike at anyone who tried to harm us. Whoever threatens to eliminate us, bears full responsibility.”
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
The launchers of Russian-made S-300 missile defense systems deployed to Syria have been erected, new satellite images released on Tuesday showed.
The satellite images released by the Israeli satellite company ImageSat International show three out of the four systems erected in Masyaf in northwestern Syria. One launcher was observed covered by a camouflage net.
“Due to the current regional tension and the detected erection of the launchers it is possible that the mentioned activity indicates an increase of the operational level and alertness,” ImageSat said in their assessment of the images. Continue Reading »
Moscow’s decision to send the S-300 missile defense system came after a Russian plane was mistakenly downed by Syrian air defense, killing 15 Russian serviceman on board, during an Israeli air strike in Latakia.
Russia has delivered its S-300 missile defense system to Syria as promised, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.
“We have completed the delivery of the S-300 system,” Shoigu said according to Russia Today (RT) adding that the system consisted of 49 pieces of military equipment, such as radars, control vehicles and four launchers.
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Israel’s Defense Minister Liberman meets with Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu, to discuss planned S-300 missiles shipments to Syria.