BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – The Israeli Air Force has yet to strike Syria since the Russian Federation delivered the S-300 air defense system to the Syrian government forces, a military source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News on Sunday. 

According to the military source, the Israeli Air Force has avoided violating Syria’s airspace from either the occupied Golan Heights or Lebanon since the Syrian military received the S-300 air defense system in early October.

The source said that the Israeli Air Force has often flown close to the border from eastern Lebanon, but they would later turn back before violating Syria’s airspace.

Last week, an Israeli official told the Reuters News Agency that the IDF has attacked Syria after the downing of the Russian IL-20 reconnaissance aircraft on September 17th; however, they did not specify the location.

Israel’s Channel One TV also claimed that the IDF struck an Iranian shipment that was intended for Hezbollah.

When asked about this claim, the Syrian military source denied any recent attacks from the Israeli Defense Forces or their air force.

The source would add that the Russian military is still training the Syrian air defense units to use the S-300 system in rural Latakia and western Hama.

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