BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – Israeli warplanes were spotted near the Syrian-Lebanese border on Thursday morning, prompting the Syrian military to monitor the situation closely.

According to a report from Damascus, Israeli warplanes were monitored flying over southern Lebanon, the Mediterranean coast, and the Syrian-Lebanese border this morning.

The Israeli warplanes did not cross into Syria at any point during these flights; however, whenever an Israeli jet approaches the border, the Syrian air defense forces raise their alert level.

There is good reason for the Syrian military to raise their alert levels because when the Israeli Air Force does attack Damascus, they take this flight path from the Jabal Sheikh (Mount Hermon) region.

The Israeli Air Force has bombed Syria once this month, but they have attacked the country on at least four occasions this year.

Israel’s late January attack resulted in the destruction of several Syrian military sites, including a radar site in the northern countryside of the Al-Sweida Governorate.

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Vince Dhimos

This may have something to do with the fact that Syria is reportedly close to being able to use their S-300 systems and that Israel is looking at ways to take out these systems.

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Where S-300 are placed, they can’t shoot over the border.
IDF is “not looking at ways to take out these systems”. They absolutely have all necessary means to take ’em out, if they want, even without any aircraft taking off : Predator Hawk 300km guided artillery rocket w. cluster submunitions; Skystriker, Harpy or Harop kamikaze drones, Delilah cruise missile/loitering ammo…
IMHO, as long as S-300 don’t interfere the Iran/Hezbo vs Israel disputes by shooting at IDF, S-300s won’t be destroyed.

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

If Israel planes are spotted, they must be shut down….. what is the point her ?, even if these planes are in Lebanon air space, they must be shut down. This Syria attitude is really disappointed.