BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Russian Armed Forces have allegedly given the Syrian military the green light to use their S-300 system against Israeli warplanes that enter their airspace, the Russian aviation publication Avia.Pro reported.

“Against the background of how Israel was repeatedly seen striking at Syria despite the previously reached agreements between Russia and Israel, a source told Avia.pro that the Syrian military received permission to use its air defense systems in case of the slightest threat from Israel, provided that the Syrian side bears responsibility for such actions,” Avia.Pro said. 

Despite completing the installation of their S-300 batteries in the Masyaf area of Hama this year, the Syrian Armed Forces have yet to use these air defense systems against the Israeli warplanes that have repeatedly bombed the country.

However, based on what Avia.Pro has reported, the Syrian Armed Forces appear to be reliant on the Russian military to use these air defense systems against the Israeli Air Force jets that violate their airspace.

“Russia allowed the Syrian military to put the S-300 on full alert and attack Israeli aircraft in the event of the slightest threat,” a military source told Avia.Pro. 

The effectiveness of the S-300 against the Israeli Air Force has been in question since its installation, as the latter has carried out attacks as far east as the Deir Ezzor Governorate and as far north as Aleppo.

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jeffglobal
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Hmmm, given everyone accusing Russia of shutting off the Syrian S300s in all prior attacks by Israel, this is an interesting way to lie in an attempt to conceal that. Maybe this is only trying to get the Iranians to actually use their S300s, so the Russians can turn them off when the US warplanes come a 2nd time? The Iranians are smarter than that bruh. They have domestic systems that already shot down a stealth global hawk. Why do you think Trumpie didn’t already attack Iran? Loss of life…the lives of his servicemen and women. The world changed this… Read more »

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Why the fûck Russia gave them the S-300 if needed green light to use it against the parasite state? What happened Putin? You jewish master didn’t give you what you want ?

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Putin is walking on a very high tightrope, no net. Syria and the Russians are very effective but thin on resources, easily overwhelmed by a large scale attack. This life & death for Assad, so they use diplomacy first, second and third, taking a few slaps to pacify the Israelis, but eventually the line is drawn. Bibi broke his word, gloves are off, S300 active. We wait and see the reactions.

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Cyriak Papasissis

This comes as a consequence of Iran’s declaration that it is ready to supply its own Bavar 373 air defense missile system, on the condition that its deployment would happen independently of Russian troops in Syria. That is a nice way to introduce the S300 into the battlefield , without offending the Israelis, with whom the Russians wish to keep open lines of communication for many good reasons. At the same time that the Russian AF escorted Israeli fighters out of the Syrian airspace 3 times in the last three weeks. A very polite way to show to the Israeli… Read more »

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Jack_Garbo

Did Putin allow Bibi his bellicosity for the election, which failed, so now the new man can be shown the new rules. No more bombing Syria. The Russians are smart but not “strong”, so they must use limited resources wisely, almost Potemkin-esque, creating a bigger defensive threat than they can actually mount. We wait and see.

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

I really hope this be true.

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Funny. I was just saying yesterday Putin was in a poor position pitching his missile systems to Saudi post the strike, given that they have never been demonstrated in Syria – not even the odd firing. Not good for biz. Maybe he figured that too. Pos. Saudi billions may outweigh whatever Israel has been offering him so far.

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EKM

I think the Russians were finalisng training of the Syrians. They would not let them use the S300 unless they are competent. The Israelis knew that. This past week Russian Su-35 prevented IDF jets from striking twice. One can surmise they were trying to eliminate the S300 before it becomes fully operational. Now they have dared Israel to attack I am curiously awaiting outcome; IDF might come worse of this time watch this space.

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Maybe it’s because Putin’s friend Bibi lost the elections !

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ziad welds

not sure i really buy into this russia giving permission for syria to use the s300 otherwise why did everyone object to syria having them in the first place? but there may be some truth to the authorization of its use now since bibi might be desperate to start a war before the election vote as he is not doing well at all