Russia says its air defense systems in Syria intercepted Israeli missiles


(Worthy News) – Russian anti-aircraft artillery systems in intercepted a number of missiles launched by in airstrikes this week in an area southeast of , according to a Russian official.

The strikes were reported to have killed senior and Iranian fighters.

Vadim Kulit, deputy chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria, told the Russian agency TASS on Tuesday that Israeli fighter jets fired eight guided missiles on Monday, seven of which were intercepted by ’s Pantsyr-S and Buk-M2 systems, both self-propelled, medium-range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft systems. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More…) ]

Report: Russia intends to arm Syria against Israeli strikes

Russia intends to curtail Israel’s military operations in Syria by supplying the regime of President Bashar al-Assad with stronger air defenses, a report claimed on Saturday.

The anonymously sourced report by the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat cited a “well-informed” Russian official as saying that the Kremlin has “run out of patience” with Israeli air raids in Syria.

Moreover, Moscow believes this move wouldn’t encounter stiff opposition from the administration of President , as Russian officials have been given the impression that doesn’t approve of Israeli strikes either. [ Source: Ynet News (Read More…) ]

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