US-backed Free Syrian Army militants engage Syrian Army positions with Grad rocket system in central Syrian desert (Credit: Free Syrian Army media platform).

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels attempted to attack the Syrian military’s S-300 system in the Hama Governorate town of Masyaf on Sunday evening.

According to a report from the Syrian military, the jihadist rebels fired several Grad missiles towards S-300 system placement in Masyaf, marking the first time that they have been targeted by an enemy force.

The military said the missiles ultimately missed their intended target, thanks in large part to their air defenses in the nearby Tartous Governorate.

On October 1st, 2018, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced its first delivery of the S-300 system to the Syrian Arab Republic.

This move by the Russian Ministry of Defense was conducted in response to the downing of their IL-20 reconnaissance plane near the Latakia coast on September 17th, 2018.

Though the Syrian air defenses shot down the reconnaissance plane, the Russian Ministry of Defense blamed Israel for using the IL-20 as cover during their bombardment of western Syria.

The September 17th incident caused some friction between Israel and Russia; however, they would settle their dispute after Israeli officials traveled to Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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rabbi drewzif
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rabbi drewzif
2019-07-22 19:41

The jihadists have no air force per se, so why would they make an attack on Syrias s-300 air defences a priority ? Cui bono …. who benefits from eliminating the s-300 system ?
I do not need to elaborate any further for the learned readers of this site, but let’s just say that the beneficiaries of this action are the worlds leading terrorist state and supporters of all the terrorist networks at play in the ME/Syrian theatres of war.

USA
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USA
2019-07-22 20:50
Reply to  rabbi drewzif

Exactly! It just doesn’t make any sense jihadists to do this unless Turkish Air support is planed to be involved soon…

Gryz
Gryz
2019-07-23 00:19
Reply to  rabbi drewzif

As usual, spot on Rabbi D.

Barely anything to add to the obvious, even though just like you I find it useful to give it a regular hint at every possible corner and keep alive such basic realities for anyone stumbling upon these “web hospices” not well-versed into the whole middle-eastern geopolitical game, if I may call it that way 🙂

al-Nakba v2.0
al-Nakba v2.0
2019-07-23 04:52
Reply to  rabbi drewzif

+++ “who benefits from eliminating the s-300 system ?”
>>> Turkey, what a question! What he has in mind was shown on Turkish TV a few years ago:
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And the agreement is to give the south of Syria+Iraq to Khamenei and sectarianise it all to have shitloads of jihadists…

Jose MataJudios
Jose MataJudios
2019-07-22 23:38

These filthy terrorist are just doing the dirty job of their bosses with big nose aka that parasitic and disgusting people called jews.

Christopher7
Christopher7
2019-07-22 23:33

“The September 17th incident caused some friction between Israel and Russia; however, they would settle their dispute after Israeli officials traveled to Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.”

Proving that Putin really doesn’t care about Netanyahu killing 15 Russian soldiers. Like Trump, Putin kisses Netanyahu’s a*s. It’s clear where the real power resides in this world.

Emile
Emile
2019-07-22 22:55

It doesn’t matter if the S300 are destroyed because they are not allowed to be used.

gustavo
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gustavo
2019-07-23 04:57

Sooner or later this useless system will be destroyed with the help and intelligence of NATO (Turkey). Even if this pessimistic event happens, Russia will continue to please Turkey.

christopher
christopher
2019-07-22 15:03

The last three paragraphs are bunk. I cannot believe that you still repeat corporate media fairy tales.