Israel used the mechanism of urgent contacts with the Russian military during strikes against targets in Syria last night, Israel Defense Force spokesman Jonathan Conricus told a news briefing for foreign media on Monday.

“The deconfliction mechanism in Syria is supported by both parties – Israel and Russia. It is being used at the moment while we are having this conversation. It was routinely employed in accordance with the standard procedures last night,” Conricus said.

Last night’s strikes against Iranian targets in Syria were in retaliation for the launch of a surface-to-surface missile against the Israeli territory on Sunday.

The Israeli Air Force attacked Iranian weapons warehouses, an intelligence facility, a training camp and Syrian air defense batteries, the IDF press-service said earlier.

On Sunday, the  Israeli Iron Dome air defense system intercepted a missile launched at the Golan Heights.

Earlier on the same day the Syrian news agency, SANA said that Syria’s air defense systems repelled an Israeli air attack in the south of the country.

On January 13, Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that for the sake of preventing Tehran from gaining a firmer foothold in Syria Israel was prepared to step up attacks against Iranian facilities in the neighboring country.

He also acknowledged the January 12 strike against a weapons warehouse at Damascus airport.

More:
http://tass.com/world/1040895

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 167
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    167
    Shares
ALSO READ  Syrian Army seizes more territory in northwestern Hama, approaches new town

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
slavonac
Guest
slavonac

Russia’s inactions here are perceived as immoral by the vast majority of world population, and NO Russia is not there to ONLY fight ISIS as they have helped Assad to also defeat the local alphabet jihadists. Further question is why not helping Assad/Syria against Israel as well? Israel has recently admitted of using proxy jihadists against Syria, they also openly attack Syria so what is Russia doing making deal with them? Once you lose the propaganda war you have no chance of redeeming yourself regardless of how righteous your actions are, perhaps something for the think-tanks in Kremlin to think… Read more »

Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Nestor Arapa

Que responda Rusia a las afirmaciones de Israel, de lo contrario será cómplice.

SaladinonTV
Guest
SaladinonTV

In other words, Jewtin gave the go ahead to the bloodthirsty likudniks to do more of the only thing that’s on their nasty little minds.

Daeshbags-Sux
Guest
Daeshbags-Sux

Actually, SyADF was warned to not interfere in this affair since it’s not their business.
They did interfere, trying to shoot down Israeli aircraft thus had batteries neutralised.
I X-fingers no SAA military was harmed : they already suffered so much due to the creeps that destroyed half of the country.
It’s high time for both Assad and Netanyahu to meet and have constructive talks.
Building peace and a win-win relation added with good neighbourhood and friendship is feasible and the best way to go for both people and states.

Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Andrew

How is Syria being bombed not any of Syria’s business?

Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
johnny was

syria is the friend of israel’s enemy

Member
Master
Upvoted
Commenter
Chauhan Chauhan

keep dreaming there will be never a talk with liars and oppressor. is rael time is running out very fast and when putin is out from job . Israel is ended.