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BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:57 P.M.) – Israel’s ambassador to Russia has been called in by the Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday to provide clarification on Israel’s air force attack in Syria overnight, a statement by Moscow said, which was also confirmed by Israeli Foreign Ministry according to Haaretz.

The air raid resulted in one Israeli jet being destroyed by Syrian missile defenses according to the Syrian Army’s General Command, as reported earlier today by Al-Masdar News.

It is rare that Israel is called by Moscow to explain its actions in Syria. However, this time, Israel struck positions near Palmyra where Russian forces are embedded with both Hezbollah and the Syrian Army, who are all fighting against ISIS.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in a statement said that Israel will not allow Hezbollah to acquire advance weaponry.

“When we identify attempts to transfer advanced arms to Hezbollah, and we have intelligence information and we have the operational plan, we act to prevent it,” Netanyahu said. “That’s what happened and that’s what will happen.”

However, a Syrian Army officer denied that Hezbollah were even targeted in Palmyra, and rather only minor damage to defences were made.

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Attacking forces that fight IS is a red line.

Now IDF picked trouble with Moscow because of it.

p.s. Who and What do they thing they are?

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Israel has not fought anyone coming close to being an equal on the ground since the Lebanon war and not in the air since the 67 war.

I look forward to seeing many Israeli planes as wreckage if they continue to attack the SAA and its allies in the fight against ISIS and Al Nusra terrorism.

I suppose the Israeli ‘ladyboy’ pilots will kill more civilians in Gaza now out of spite.

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“Israel has not fought anyone coming close to being an equal on the ground since the Lebanon war and not in the air since the 67 war.” => Actually, they never fought an air war on equal ground and not fought on equal ground on the ground since 1949 due to the fact since, they simply are no match. “I look forward to seeing many Israeli planes as wreckage if they continue to attack the SAA and its allies in the fight against ISIS and Al Nusra terrorism.” => It wasn’t an attack against SAA : visibly, some Iranian cargo… Read more »

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So a possible scenario is that they had to abort their attack because the AA defence used all they had with Russian support. The planes possibly had to retreat into Israeli airspace and even activate Iron Dome to get rid of incoming missiles. I.e. all out war involving IAF and the Russian ground forces.

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“all-out war!!!” What are you smoking dude! Ha Ha!!!!

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just smokin available reports which say ID stopped missiles that were comin after jets… this means they did what they could to get em. if any of that is accurate. simple.

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Αbort their attack , after reaching Palmyra??? Why not much earlier , crossing the border into Syria ??? Syria of course has much more advanced system available , the S 300. I think they intended to give heart to the ISIS troops in retreat around Palmyra , to make a stand. The Syrians ”held their fire” in check , to give Israelis a pause for thought. Second thoughts. They don’t want to give Israel an excuse to escalate the confrontation. And I don’t think the Syrians alone took the crucial decision, which system to deploy, at the crucial moment. Surely… Read more »

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Espero que Rusia se haga respetar o será un simple llamado de atención…
Siria debe establecer sus defensas aéreas frente a Israel.