Russia has repeatedly criticized Israel for attacks on Syria in recent months, but looked to step that criticism up on Friday, issuing specific operational details about four different Israeli attacks carried out over the past 10 days.
On November 12, Israel attacked the house of Islamic Jihad’s deputy leader in Damascus, killing his son and another civilian, while wounding 10 others. Three missiles were intercepted by Syria, but two other missiles hit the house.
On November 18, Israeli fighter jets entered Jordanian and Iraqi airspace, and attacked the al-Bukamal region. On the 19th, Israel attacked targets south of Damascus, and on the 20th Israel fired 40 cruise missiles into the Damascus suburbs, killing at least 10 Syrian soldiers and civilians.
While such incidents were all generally reported to be Israeli attacks, some of the specifics are likely to embarrass Israel. The revelation that they used Jordanian and Iraqi airspace in attacks is also likely to put pressure on both of those nations to defend their airspace at least a little bit.
Israel had made much of the November 20 attacks, presenting them as primarily targeting Iranians. Details on who was killed have not been made public, but it included a number of civilians. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly vowed to keep targeting Iran.
16 thoughts on “Russia Exposes Operational Details on Several Israeli Strikes in Syria”
Ican’t help to think that all these attacks are only the way Bibi Netaniahu tries to provoke making a tensed situation so the people in Israel dwill be more determined to support him against corruption accussationsIt is the way of pshycopat but this is what he is
The joke will be on Syria, Russia and Iran when the new Prime Minister actually increase his attack even more than Nathan Yahoo.
40 cruise missiles. That is a large scale attack.
So that was probably what 40 million dollars too kill 10 people… We know who this is the only winner in this situation
Russia has such deep knowledge about the Israeli jets flight path/ attacks and has the whole Syrian/Lebanon airspace covered, but the Syrians are not allowed to use the upgraded S-300 and shoot the Jets down.
Syria is better of buying the Chinese air defense system HQ-9 / HQ-22 and command over their own airspace.
Seriously, let’s get this Armageddon show on the road already. Tired of people dragging the inevitable.
you can always crawl back to your hole brainless creep.
That’s your defense of asking Syria to “command” over their own airspace? Weak sauce.
No one will start Armageddon unless they think they’re going to win it. And winning Armageddon is a pretty tall order
Someone has mislead you if you think there are “winners” once Armageddon starts. Let’s have Syria start controlling its own airspace, and we’ll see how that’ll turn out.
That’s why I’m not expecting Armageddon. Generally people know they won’t win from MAD
Blatant aggression. And Pompeo wants Iran to act like a “normal country”. Phsaw!
“Russia has repeatedly criticized Israel for attacks on Syria in recent months”
Absolutely Not True….!!! This was the first Russian protest in years….!!! They were always quiet on Syria being attached by Israeli war planes….
This is not quite correct. Netanyahu came to Russia, and was informed of red lines.
But Netanyahu is behaving now like a caged animal, attacking Israeli justice system for perpetrating a coup. He knows this is not a good time for Russia to intervene,
I will never bet against Russian tactics. It us a ling game that involves over a million of ex Soviet citizens. They and their children and grandchildren are still speaking Russian. Israeli politics is changing. The bug issue in this election is the role of ultra-conservative Orthodox parties and their role in regulating civic life in the country. Their rules often discriminate against former Soviet citizens on the basis of definition of Jewish ethnicity, which affects birth records, marriage certificates and burial rights. Lieberman has ran on the platform of eliminating these parties from coalitions. Ganz has recently spoken against the ultra-orthodox as well. The key grievance is exemption from military service.
But now that the issue of election has been thrown into Knesset — it is hard to determine what is next.
Any punitive action against Israel would play into Netanyahu’s hands.
Not that the next prime minister will change policies — but what will change is the bond Netanyahu has with American lobby, their finances, other favors. Once an outsider gets in he may need to clear Netanyahu’s supporters, or else they will undermine all his initiatives.
This political mess in Israel must be left to its own natural flow. Do not mess with crazy.
“The revelation that they used Jordanian and Iraqi airspace in attacks is also likely to put pressure on both of those nations to defend their airspace at least a little bit.”
They’re both bona fide American serfs so it seems.
Perhaps these Israeli launches will cease when Benjamin Netanyahu is arrested or loses his temporary prime minister status to another moral flunky.
Murder is murder regardless of it is state sponsored or not. Don’t expect to hear about this in the Primaries.
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