BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:55 A.M.) – The Israeli regime has threatened to destroy Syria’s air defense systems if they choose to retaliate against their warplanes again.
“The next time the Syrians use their air defense systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation,” Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Israeli Public Radio on Sunday.
Lieberman’s comments came just 36 hours after his air force bombed the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the western outskirts of Palmyra (Tadmur).
Israel claimed they were targeting Hezbollah; however, the site they attacked belonged to the Syrian Arab Army and had no presence of the Lebanese organization.
In response to Israel’s aggression, the Syrian Air Defense fired an S-200 anti-aircraft missile towards the four planes that illegally crossed into Syrian airspace.
According to the Syrian Ministry of Defense, the anti-aircraft missile struck an Israeli warplane near the Al-Bureij area, causing it to crash before returning to its destination.