Russia gives Iranian/Hizballah forces in E. Syria first S-300 missile shield

DEBKAfile Exclusive: The Russian military in Syria transferred an S-300 air defense missile battalion from Masyaf in West Syria to Deir ez-Zour in the east 10 days ago during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires. Accompanied by a Russian operating team, it consisted of eight launchers for 50-70 missiles. Our military sources note that this is the first time in nearly three years of Russian military intervention in Syria that Moscow has ventured to deploy its own troops in the east.

Most of all, Moscow’s step has major significance for the American military presence in eastern and northern Syria.  The newly-deployed S-300 missile battalion aims at curtailing the US Air Force’s free hand over eastern Syria. US allies, the UK, France and Germany will henceforth have to take its presence into consideration before sending their warplanes into action. For Israel, these missiles provide a shield for the very forces it has sworn to remove from Syria. Protected now are the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Hizballah officers who are busy enlisting and training new local recruits in the east and the south. The S-300s remaining in Masyaf in the west, further provide an umbrella for the large Iranian factories going up in the center and the west for upgrading surface missiles with precision-guidance capabilities. The S-300s also provide protection for the  large-scale pro-Iranian forces stationed in the eastern Iraqi province of Anbar in the event of an Israeli air strike to prevent them from crossing into Syria.

These events scarcely bear out Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s assertion to the weekly Israeli cabinet meeting on Sunday, Dec. 9, “We are pushing Iran out of Syria with great success and we have not yet finished.” He added, “I spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin about this on Saturday.” Whereas there is no doubt about the conversation taking place, the same cannot be said for the first part of the prime minister’s assertion.

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59 thoughts on “Russia gives Iranian/Hizballah forces in E. Syria first S-300 missile shield

  • Dec 9, 2018 @ 16:27 at 16:27

    this will change nothing

    -the Israelis will keep their jet fighters parked because they fear of them get shot down
    -the Iranians and hizbula will keep smuggling long range missiles
    -the Americans will condemn the smuggling
    -the Russians will condemn the american condemnation

    and every now and then we will here how the israelies will shoot down any threat and the iranians will reply with “we will eleminte israel”

    but when push comes to shuv, nothing will happen, everyone will stay in their corner, in their hole jerking off.

    mark my words

    • Dec 9, 2018 @ 18:55 at 18:55

      I hope that you are correct.

    • Dec 9, 2018 @ 20:31 at 20:31

      Note that the article says this is the first time that russians come to the east of syria and deir al zor area. They said before US killed 200 russians on a single air raid in deir al zor about one year ago. Fake news

      • Dec 9, 2018 @ 21:53 at 21:53

        You mix something up. The Russians killed in that incident weren’t Russian military but mercenaries (of the Russian “Wagner Group”).

        • Dec 9, 2018 @ 23:41 at 23:41

          Killing russians on that scale (200 men or so) was a big lie, whether they in russian army uniforms or not.

          • Dec 10, 2018 @ 22:41 at 22:41

            No, Russia got its ass whooped by a superior force, the forces who got their asses kicked say so themselves, end of story. Russia needs to learn its true place in global affairs, it’s somewhere below Spain on the list.

    • Dec 10, 2018 @ 1:56 at 1:56

      The Russians and the other enemies of the Jewish state are making their moves under the protection of the Russian missile umbrella.It seems Israel is petrified by the change of equation with respect to the their enemies.And despite all the pronouncements from Pr. Trump of his support for Israel there are many uncertainties regarding Pr Trump and the possible impeachment proceedings against him and whether he would be able to support fully Israel in an all out war with multiple enemies that are heavily armed and seem to have the protection and support of Russia notwithstanding what PM Netanyahu may claim to the contrary.The Iranian theocracy has vowed that the cancerous tumor of Israel needs to be destroyed and that they will do so.And the fact of the matter is that they are keeping their word.While the Iranian forces including their Air Force and ballistic missiles may not reach Israel from their homeland.They have it much better with having their military hardware in Syria and Lebanon.And even possibly Iraq.Plus their proxies Hizbolla and others.Israel has been fortunate in their past wars.This coming war will probably be the most important one since their existence.

      • Dec 10, 2018 @ 22:44 at 22:44

        If such a war ever occurs, Israel will make the Nakba look like an Arab birthday party.

    • Dec 10, 2018 @ 15:08 at 15:08

      How nice and gallant a nation whose main concern is fighting a disarmed foe. The days of the apartheid state as such are numbered, the writing is on the wall, mene tzel fares…

  • Dec 9, 2018 @ 16:27 at 16:27


  • Dec 9, 2018 @ 16:49 at 16:49

    putin making a joke again out of this weak useless Benjamin.

  • Dec 9, 2018 @ 17:43 at 17:43

    ppl think we have experience with S300 cause we train on it in Greece but its not true.
    the system in Greece is 40 years old, before the coming of computer chips, digital image, satellite connection, GPS, micro kinetic explosive, digital sensors … 40 years ago ppl navigate in the stars using sextant.

    • Dec 9, 2018 @ 18:58 at 18:58

      hey Guy – when hi-tech GPS and other miracle gear is fried, celestial navigation using the sun, moon and stars are what you use to find your position. Save your Sextant it might come in handy.

      • Dec 10, 2018 @ 2:02 at 2:02

        Amen to that.

    • Dec 10, 2018 @ 7:56 at 7:56

      How about the one in Arizona? Is it old too? How about the S-400 like system in S. Korea? Uses the exact same parts as Russia’s. Bought the parts from Russia. I wouldn’t count on America not knowing something about these systems. We have spies too.

      • Dec 11, 2018 @ 15:07 at 15:07

        This have a whole different version that’s sold to client states for the exact reasons you mentioned. You think the Russians don’t know NATO would try to buy or learn about a Russian system from 3 parties client states like Greece, Ukraine or Turkey, or even Egypt? You can rest assure the exported versions are nothing close to what the Russian military uses.

      • Dec 16, 2018 @ 20:12 at 20:12

        Even knowing everything doesn’t necessarily mean that the thing can’t kill you. America knows how Kalashnikovs work, right?

  • Dec 9, 2018 @ 18:08 at 18:08

    I guess that the Mossad knows about what happens… and that they are working how to deal with this. It is natural to understand that it is not published.
    True, a conflagration will happen, may-be the sooner the better.
    And I am not trusting the actions of the USA during it.

    • Dec 10, 2018 @ 6:42 at 6:42

      I trust the USA led by President Trump.

      Frawnce led by Macron is a JOKE. Muslims in Frawnce are destroying Frawnce from within. The No-Go Zones in Frawnce are multiplying.

      London or Londonistan is already lost. It’s become a Muslim city. Want Proof? Now the most popular name for a new born baby boy is Muhammed.

      Hey, Suicidal EU, appeasing, kowtowing to Arab/Muslims is a Lose-Lose Zero Sum Game. Once again Europe is dragging the world to ANOTHER World-War, at third one.

  • Dec 9, 2018 @ 18:16 at 18:16

    I am sure that US wants Russia to fire some S-300 or even S400 to study it further. We kinda know what type of missiles and technology they use but want to see these missiles in action.

    • Dec 9, 2018 @ 21:57 at 21:57

      I wonder what the Russians are trying to gain in Eastern Syria. They might fire missiles at Israeli jets but I have a hard time believing that they would dare to attack NATO jets.

      • Dec 10, 2018 @ 2:12 at 2:12

        Anything is possible conditions permitting.The Russians,and the Syrians have told the U.S. to leave Syrian territory.That they are no longer welcomed there.It will be Syria that will launch the S-300’s at the USAF.Of course Russia will have a hand in that situation as well.I suspect Syria has every right to ask an occupying nation to leave their territory under international law.And I would not doubt that Syria will bring this matter to the UN to further legitimize their demands that the US leave Syrian soil before the shooting starts.

    • Dec 10, 2018 @ 6:52 at 6:52

      Firing of the missile will teach them little, they have been able to “see” them (in flight) either via the Greece or Ukrainian series. Its what you “can’t see” (tech behind it) which would be of more interest.

      Wonder what the Russians have learnt about F22/35s?.

    • Dec 10, 2018 @ 23:56 at 23:56

      “I am sure that US wants Russia to fire some S-300 or even S400 to study it further.”

      Both sides would be able to learn something – the Russians would learn how well their kit works and how effective the US countermeasures are.

  • Dec 9, 2018 @ 18:17 at 18:17

    Well neighbor can you tell the difference between a Syrian and a Iranian? All the Iranians are doing are changing from Iranian uniforms to Syrian Uniforms after Syria gave them Syrian citizenship… This conflict will never cease until the world makes the Muslims accept Israel or accept international rejection and total isolation.

    • Dec 9, 2018 @ 18:55 at 18:55

      Until Democratic state takes place in Israel for the 1948 arabs rather than another south africa , and until occupied land in 1967 goes back to where they belong, until those of you who came from USA goes back to USA , until those of you who came from France goes back to France until those who came from all over the world goes back to where they belong …. until zionism buried deep .

      • Dec 9, 2018 @ 20:46 at 20:46


        • Dec 10, 2018 @ 0:24 at 0:24

          Jim carrot, your comments make my kids look mature.

      • Dec 9, 2018 @ 23:56 at 23:56

        That would also work very well.

        The only problem is that Zionism would never accept that, they have lots of money so better to have them spend it and take care of the Palestinians via a high internal tax.

      • Dec 10, 2018 @ 12:05 at 12:05

        ” until those who came from all over the world goes back to where they belong ….”


        Does that include all of the Arabs who occupied Israel during the Muslim conquests of lands that didn’t belong to them and who now call themselves “Palestinians”………….are you calling for all of them to go back to where their family clans originally came from ??????????

    • Dec 9, 2018 @ 23:52 at 23:52

      Or a more equitable resolution would be to force Israeli to abide by international agreements and withdrawn to the pre-1967 boundaries.

      Large scale boycotts against any companies based in Israeli, travel bans for any one with an Israeli passport and enforced no-fly zones over all occupied areas should do the trick.

      Once Israel agrees to this a Israeli tax could be applied worldwide to any trade allowed with Israel to help fund the reconstruction of Palestine coupled with a internal 15-20% tax within Israeli for the same purpose.

      The conflict would be resolved overnight… Though im sure many would whine about the costs imposed to recompense the Palestinians for decades of oppression.

      • Dec 10, 2018 @ 12:14 at 12:14

        “Once Israel agrees to this a Israeli tax could be applied worldwide to any trade allowed with Israel to help fund the reconstruction of Palestine coupled with a internal 15-20% tax within Israeli for the same purpose.”


        Spoken like a true typical progressive liberal……………………..just dying to tax someone else and all too willing to invent any reason for doing so!

  • Dec 9, 2018 @ 18:51 at 18:51

    The USAF does not keep its aircraft parked. If an S300 hits an American plane, it would be the end the S300 site and possibly Assad’s rule.

    • Dec 9, 2018 @ 20:05 at 20:05

      … and quite possibly the end of the world as we know it…

  • Dec 9, 2018 @ 20:06 at 20:06


    • Dec 10, 2018 @ 7:01 at 7:01

      Not prevent, kill. Jew pilots blogs show much fear, U.S pilot blogs show arrogance, both = death.

  • Dec 9, 2018 @ 20:09 at 20:09

    Say it again: Putin can’t be trusted.Talks are wasted time , his actions speaks for it self.Sooner or later the S300 will be taken out.

    • Dec 9, 2018 @ 23:42 at 23:42

      Consider tactic swarms of drones on each s-300 concentration… Heavy iron In background Time on target in numbers too large to counter.

      Visualize 1/2 dozen or more passengers on airplane or train rush terrorist sombitches…. Without delay.

      Putin KNOWS THE SCRIPTURE on harming/joining with those intent on Harming Israel. Likewise, the Great Golden Golem Dealmaker and son-in-law must beware consequences of dividing/taking lands from Covenant Israel. Stick to the Hejaz RR rebuild as demilitarized circulation element…

  • Dec 10, 2018 @ 0:29 at 0:29

    They are so ugly , the s300 ,s400. They seem so heavy .

    • Dec 10, 2018 @ 7:07 at 7:07

      No more ugly than the blatant suppression of Palestine, no more ugly than the hypocrisy of the West to allow the suppression of Palestine, no more ugly than the bias media influnencing the mass about rights of the Jew. Look in the mirror, thats ugly.

      • Dec 10, 2018 @ 10:53 at 10:53

        Y avait pas de Palestine , ni de Jordanie , ni de Syrie , ni d’Irak, ni de liban .
        Tout appartenait aux puissances occupantes qui créaient des pays comme ils voulaient , avec un crayon et une règle . La vraie Palestine comprenait la Jordanie et le Liban et la syrie .

        • Dec 10, 2018 @ 12:23 at 12:23

          “Y avait pas de Palestine , ni de Jordanie , ni de Syrie , ni d’Irak, ni de liban .
          Tout appartenait aux puissances occupantes qui créaient des pays comme ils voulaient , avec un crayon et une règle . La vraie Palestine comprenait la Jordanie et le Liban et la syrie .

          @The Truth,

          Je ne comprend pas Francais.
          Parlez vous Anglais?

          • Dec 12, 2018 @ 0:09 at 0:09

            There was no Palestine , neiger iraki, neiger syria , neiger Jordan nor lebanon.
            All territoires belang TO super power occupants .
            They created lands with à pencil an à rule .
            Thé historical Palestine was composed with Jordan , the actual israeli , the PA territoires .
            Thé palestinians rejeté thé fameuse sharing , Clinton projets an so on

      • Dec 10, 2018 @ 12:28 at 12:28

        “Look in the mirror, thats ugly.”

        @ “Ivanka Trump”,

        Too bad all of your mirrors are broken……………..wonder how that happened!

  • Dec 10, 2018 @ 0:32 at 0:32

    They seem so difficult TO handle .

  • Dec 10, 2018 @ 1:34 at 1:34

    A new interesting sport could begin to be practiced in Lebanon and Syria:
    ULTRA-BOWLING: ONE stealth cruise missile JASSM-ER, launched from a B1-B,
    at the safe distance of 900 Km, could destroy four to eight S-300 or S-400 in a row.
    The only unpleasant situation could be that any Russian soldier guarding the
    missiles does not have the time to reach immediatly a fox-hole very far from
    the explosion, because soiling His pants could surely delay him.

    Also the unlucky situation of an exploding S-300 rocket falling near the command
    post could put all of us in an embarrassing situation of having a Russian officer

    • Dec 16, 2018 @ 6:35 at 6:35

      Cruise missiles are actually very easy to shot with SAM.
      0.85-0.9 score.
      Stealth aircraft/missiles are visible in the IR spectrum from 50 miles away. AGM-158B JASSM (ER) is even subsonic so 2-4 SAM missile would take it down.

  • Dec 10, 2018 @ 5:24 at 5:24

    Israel today is more like a paper tiger. The past leaders of Israel would never have allow tis disgrace to go on what it is today. The Israel government lacks the backbone to decisively stand up to the Russians and lower the hammer on Iran, Hamas and Hizballah, the ground work is being laid for the end of Israel. Unfortunately, it is just a matter of time now. Listen Netanyahu, stop trying to be Neville Chanberlain, there will be no peace in your time.

  • Dec 10, 2018 @ 6:19 at 6:19

    The air of impunity portrayed by the presence of S-300 is untenable. It might lead to operation against the battery if its presence is an opportunity for others to take advantage.

  • Dec 10, 2018 @ 7:04 at 7:04

    Look out, here comes the shock and awe of the US Forces. Goodbye Towelheads

    • Dec 10, 2018 @ 7:13 at 7:13

      PermaDink-Dong shock and awe will be the collapse of the U.S economy, $21TRILLION + $100TRILLION(unsercured debt-including civilian pensions) Highest house hold debt in the world, look in the mirror, goodbye head-inthesand.

  • Dec 10, 2018 @ 7:48 at 7:48

    America has swarm missiles that work in packs talking to each other, picking out targets, evading radar, suppressing enemy radar, and reassigning the whole pack when some are shot down. One B2 can drop sixty of these missiles in a few minutes. Then the next 6 B2’s drop their 60 missiles. No AA system in the world can defend itself against that. Putler knows the S – whatevers are going down in a real fight. America and NATO have soldiers in both east and west Syria. Trump won’t let them get slaughtered.

    • Dec 11, 2018 @ 15:36 at 15:36

      You must think Su-34s/35s, Mig-31s and Su-30s are parked as well when an S300 or S400 has identified and engaged airborne targets. The issue is, those radars will identify you before you’re close enough to pick up their tracking, meaning intercepting jets would’ve been scrambled for visual identification and a possible intercept if considered hostile..that’s all before you’re within a 100 and 50miles from a system. They could also switch it on for 2 to 3 minutes when you’re two hundred miles away and turn it off, than fire and let the missiles onboard tracking acquisitions do the job of finding you until a minute from impact and then switch the radar back on to enable a direct hit, at which point, it’s too late for any deployment of counter measures or evasive maneuvers. You must think stealth is real on today’s battlefield and invisible jets exists.

    • Dec 11, 2018 @ 15:48 at 15:48

      You watch too many Hollywood movies buddy, a B1 or 2 will get picked up and intercepted and it’s missiles shot down. The S300/400 are a complex of different missiles and systems. The Pantis-S1 just happens to be a part of that system, which sole purpose is to engage smaller airborne targets, serving as a shield of the bigger s300s, not to mentioned S200s batteries which are older, less electronics, making them harder to track, but provides overlapping coverage for blindspots. I guess they didn’t tell you why they haven’t bombed it yet right? The missiles of a system is the lease of your worries, it’s radars and coverage distances are what’s deadly. A so-called stealth bomber wouldn’t risk flying over hostile territory to deploy its payload and while standoff weapons are preferred, they provide time for early warning radars to pick them up and engage in their final face.

  • Dec 10, 2018 @ 14:03 at 14:03

    Seems Debka isn’t following its regulation regarding offensive language and incitement. Such Jew hate here: calling ?? apartheid is a massive lie akin to what Nazis called Jews to justify their murder. Israel is one of the world’s most open and liberal countries, a bastion of creativity and prosperity surrounded by primitive nihilism, relgious fanaticism, jealousy and murderous hate. And it is the deranged hard left that hates Israel and defends the nihilists.

  • Dec 10, 2018 @ 14:12 at 14:12

    I am sure that Russia would love to have Chechen rebels armed to the teeth with modern weapons to attack the Russian totalitarian state.

  • Dec 10, 2018 @ 18:30 at 18:30

    Come on who believes that Israel has made any dent to Hezbollah and Iranian forces in Syria. All bs .
    No air force can do that. ONLY land forces can do that.

    So silly … .as though Iranians and Hez are so stupid to subject their assets so easily targetted from random air raids.. that are actually ineffective .

    With S300 , israel dares not fly into Syria now .. with Russian air men waiting to exact revenge for their dead colleagues… putin or no putin.

  • Dec 11, 2018 @ 15:57 at 15:57

    Never bet against or question the stupidity of jews, lots of them are like American libtards, very slow, zero logic, very limited brain function, and believe whatever their lying media tells them. We are losing on average 10 to 20 soldiers to suicide a day, and yet pretends to be the world’s best military. The idf is the same, loses to Hezbollah on first contact in Lebanon, out if shame start bombing schools and hospitals, then go on and claim victory. ??..

  • Dec 23, 2018 @ 14:15 at 14:15

    Please , when raining is it possible for s300 TO function ?
    Is it possible TO use a barrel of s300 with water inside
    Is this fact a default for s300 .

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