BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The disruption of GPS services have reportedly hit Iraq, Iran, and Syria, Israeli Army radio reported on Thursday.
This claim by Israeli radio comes just hours after Turkey, Cyprus, and the Greek islands were reported to have similar outages.
An Israeli radio correspondent stated on Thursday that the Russian forces at the Hmeimim Airbase are behind the disruption, adding that an Israeli security delegation is currently working with the European Union and the U.S. about possible actions to take.
In response to the allegations, the Russian Ambassador to Israel said the claims were “fake news” and “can’t be taken seriously.”
Israel has been experiencing unexplained GPS disruptions in its airspace in the past month; however, this is the first time that Russia has been blamed for this.