BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – Israel’s air supremacy over Lebanon has proven difficult for the Syrian military counter, especially when the former uses this airspace to launch airstrikes on border governorates like Homs, Damascus, and Tartous.

While the Syrian military frequently tracks Israeli warplanes along the Syrian-Lebanese border, they have refrained from attempting to down any enemy aircraft because such a move would trigger a powerful response the IAF.

However, as the Syrian military has seen time-after-time, if they remain idle, Israel uses Lebanon to enter Syria and then bomb their installations.

There is not much Syria can do in this case because they do not have any military presence inside of Lebanon.

Furthermore, it is not as if Lebanon is collaborating with Israel in these instances; they just do not have the means to shoot down an Israeli warplane flying to Syria, let alone over their own country.

International Response?

Complaints to the international community, including the United Nations, have been pointless for both Syria and Lebanon, as the Israeli Air Force nearly violates Lebanese airspace on a daily basis without any consequences.

Lebanon is also in a bind because they are reliant on western nations, particularly U.N. Security Council members like the United States, France, and Great Britain, for weapons and military equipment.

All three of these western nations have expressed concerns over Hezbollah acquiring weapons from the Lebanese military, so the idea of supplying the latter with an adequate air defense system is out of question.

S-300 System

For Syria, the acquisition of the S-300 system from Russia is supposed to be a major boost to their air defenses.

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Unfortunately for the Syrian Armed Forces, Israel also possesses one of the most powerful military intelligence wings in the world.

As seen in the recent airstrikes over the city of Masyaf, Israel knew Syria’s S-300 system was not ready for use and exploited this.

Israel has the benefit of close intelligence ties with not only the U.S. Coalition, but also the Russian military who is aiding the Syrian government in this conflict.

Russia may disapprove of the Israeli airstrikes in Syria, but they will not intervene to stop them as they currently have an agreement with the Netanyahu administration.


With Israel’s determination to not allow any Iranian military presence in Syria, Damascus and Tehran are attempting to counter this by developing a railway and international highway that stretches between the two countries.

While this will not necessarily halt the Israeli airstrikes, it will allow Iran and Syria to widen their operational capabilities.

This will help Iran immensely because the heavy sanctions imposed on them by the United States have obstructed their naval operations in the Mediterranean.


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2019-04-18 21:12

Syria are so fool since it does not want to shut down Israel planes over Lebano air space. Syria will suffer constant attacks from Israel, and Syria the ONLY things it will do will be to try to stop missiles attacks…….how fools.

2019-04-19 16:08
Reply to  gustavo

Actually, Israel is not attacking Syria. Just Hezbollah and IRGC 😉
Israel only shoots at Syrian army if shot at first.
Israel is no danger for Syria, the danger is Turkey, and Syria should better keep S-300 for Turks. IDF is well accustomed to SEAD job, if S-300 are shot, they’ll soon be destroyed, period.

Nigel Woo
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2019-04-18 11:22


2019-04-18 21:47

For every zionist plane that violates a sovereign nations airspace shoot them down and execute the pilots on site israel is a disease that needs to be cured israel will burn along with its children one way or another

2019-04-19 01:13
Reply to  Murp

Assassinating captured militaries is a grave violation of Geneva Convention and a war crime. You are promoting genocide which is a crime against humanity. Were you in my country, I’d point you to the cops since apology of genocide is a crime here. In fact, you absolutely prove that Israel’s actions are justified. Moreover, these sovereign nations sovereignly declared war on Israel in 1948 and didn’t signed any peace treaty, thus, Israel has the absolute right, as the aggressed sovereign nation, to take any measure they see as appropriate to derail the actions of the aggressors, including their proxies, moreover,… Read more »