Syria fires missiles at Israeli Air Force flights as Russian Defense Minister heads to Israel

Syria’s surface-to-air SA-5 missile attack on Israeli reconnaissance flights over Lebanon on Monday, Oct. 16, was a demonstration that Damascus, like Tehran, is not totally dependent on Moscow.
It was the first time that Syrian SA-5 missiles had been launched against Israeli flights over Lebanon, although Damascus is sure that it would not curtail the air force’s freedom of action in the skies of Lebanon and Syria

It was staged as Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, one of President Vladimir Putin’s closest associates, was on his way to a visit in Israel. This visit had long been planned, but it gained considerable weight by its occurrence three days after President Donald Trump unveiled his new strategy for Iran, and on the day that armed hostilities over Kirkuk erupted in northern Iraq, when the Iraqi army and Shiite militias under Iranian Revolutionary Guards command attacked the Kurdish Peshmerga.
The timing also added extra significance to the Syrian missile fire on Israeli planes, especially after the recent merger of Syrian and Russian air commands at the Russian Hmeimim Air Base in Latakia.
Gen. Shoigu was therefore briefed on the incident in real time without waiting for an Israeli update.
DEBKAfile’s intelligence sources have strong grounds to assume that Damascus and Tehran were closely coordinated in their actions in the last 24 hours. The Assad regime was sending a message that, notwithstanding massive Russian military assistance, Syria was not totally dependent on Moscow and would not hesitate to act alone if it so decided.

Our sources added that Syrian ground-to-air missiles were last fired against Israel flights on March 17, when they were heading back home from a bombing mission. The Syrian battery waited for a nod from Russia’s Syrian command before the launch, but, by then, the Israel jets were over Israel’s Sea of Galilee. This time, Damascus did not delay and fired the SA-5 missile without asking for permission.

IDF sources report that the four Israel missiles fired in its retaliatory air strike Monday destroyed the Syrian battery.

 

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34 thoughts on “Syria fires missiles at Israeli Air Force flights as Russian Defense Minister heads to Israel

  • Oct 16, 2017 @ 18:00 at 18:00
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    What makes you think the Kremlin did not …. TELL THEM TO FIRE??

  • Oct 16, 2017 @ 20:12 at 20:12
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    Syria is within its right to fire missiles at Israeli war planes which enter its airspace. I am sure Israel would do the same. Israel can not get away with aggression all the time. Soon or later their plane will be downed.

    • Oct 16, 2017 @ 20:40 at 20:40
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      Taz, aircraft were not in Syrian airspace, at least according to this article. While they might like to claim it, Syria does not own Lebanon.

      • Oct 17, 2017 @ 4:33 at 4:33
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        I remember the Zionists’ little land-grabbing army getting annihilated in Lebanon.
        I don’t remember the democratically elected government of Lebanon granting flyover rights.

        • Oct 17, 2017 @ 12:44 at 12:44
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          Let’s get the facts right. Hezbolah got annihilated although they were using hospitals and elementary schools as human shields. Secondly Hezbolah now pretty much controls Lebanon. Syria and Irans proxy Hezbolah never recognized Lebanon as a soverign State. So much for Lebanons democratically elected government. Finally since when does Syria have a Democracy. Apprarently Four hundred thousand Syrians we’re butchered for no more than asking for a democracy.

          • Oct 19, 2017 @ 11:38 at 11:38
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            Ask the IOF’s Golani Brigade who won. Bombing churches and schools from 35,000 feet does not a victory make. It just makes you baby killers.

            They came running back into Occupied Palestine with their tail between their legs, and the settler colony immediately went begging to the UN to make Hizbollah stop firing rockets.

            “An army without soldiers,” Nasrallah called the military that would much rather be ethnic cleansing grandmothers than doing anything else.

            Once the deal was signed, the occupiers of Palestine returned to violating Lebanon’s sovereignty with impunity. Because they do not act in good faith.

        • Oct 23, 2017 @ 7:24 at 7:24
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          You must get your information form the Mad Iranian Mullahs behinds……

    • Oct 16, 2017 @ 20:45 at 20:45
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      than syria will pay dearly!!!! Israel knows it, I know it, you know it!!

    • Oct 16, 2017 @ 21:42 at 21:42
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      There is a war going on against Israel surrounded by genocidal powers. Israel sends recon planes in self defense. If you do not understand that you are either a Muslim, a taqiya expert, or a fool. I guess you live in Israel and do not want the IDF to protect you. If so why don’t you just commit suicide- the rest of us will stay alive and fight.

      • Oct 21, 2017 @ 16:23 at 16:23
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        self defense ? lol…..you must be one of those dangerously dumb idiots…….ISRAEL DID 911….THEY CREATED ISIS……time to put the ZIONIST EXTREMIST dirtbags on notice !!

        • Oct 22, 2017 @ 9:28 at 9:28
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          Muslim Nazis pigs son of 60.000 whores like you and pig Muhammad created Isis and 9/11 and 7/7 in London
          Pigs and Muslims are brothers

        • Oct 23, 2017 @ 7:28 at 7:28
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          You can stick these UN resolutions where the Sun Don’t Shine…

    • Oct 17, 2017 @ 5:34 at 5:34
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      The article says the jets were in LEBANESE airspace!

    • Oct 17, 2017 @ 11:44 at 11:44
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      The Israeli planes were over Lebanon, which is owned by Hezbollah, not the Assad regime of Syria. Stay tuned, however, Iran has its sights on “ownership” of both, plus Iraq as well!

  • Oct 16, 2017 @ 21:44 at 21:44
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    Israel claiming innocence since they fired bombs just out of the border and killed Syrian people 100th time. One day Syrians Palestinians etc too will have enough nukes to wipe israel of the map it is inevitable. They will remember all of these cowardly attacks on them. Israel going to pay in full sooner or later. Don’t ask me “but why?” when that day finally comes. Go ask netenyahu’s charred radioactive corpse why.

    • Oct 16, 2017 @ 23:11 at 23:11
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      Karna, you’re a brainwashed moron.

      • Oct 17, 2017 @ 0:17 at 0:17
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        Mark, morons don’t have brains. Carma is simply a moron.

    • Oct 17, 2017 @ 11:56 at 11:56
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      “Karma”, it’s quite obvious where you’re coming from. It looks like you’re OK with violence against the Israelis while making bogus accusations against them. Where were you when the Assad regime dropped barrel bombs on innocent civilians in its own country?????????

      • Oct 21, 2017 @ 16:25 at 16:25
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        blah blah…babies being thrown out of incubators…..ZIONIST EXTREMIST propaganda !! you have been spewing these deceptions and lies for years………you just ran out of credit MF !!

    • Oct 23, 2017 @ 7:29 at 7:29
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      Karma is a bitch…And so are all these anti-Israel Trolls

  • Oct 17, 2017 @ 0:58 at 0:58
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    Mark, suggest you read Bible. Mankind is at door of most destructive period in ALL History. People that are ignorant of prophetic Bible are about to be deceived and will follow the devil himself. You will know the hour and ‘DAY OF THE LORD’ has arrived when millions of Jesus followers disappear. Watch for ELIJAH TO APPEAR in JERUSALEM. LISTEN AND OBEY HIS WORDS TO SAVE YOUR SOUL. WITH THIS YOU AND OTHERS THAT THINK LIKE YOU HAVE NOW BEEN WARNED. I do not wish to see anyone go to hell, even my worst enemy.. All surrounding nations around Israel will be destroyed.. It is a fight between GOD, ELOHIM, and Lucifer, the devil himself.. Picture the devil in a boxing ring against Israel. We are at the end of the SIXTH ROUND – -(6,000 YEARS) – -THE LAST ROUND. Israel may appear to the whole world as being down for the final count as devil prepares for a knockout punch…Just like the “Rocky” fight movies series, ISRAEL, WITH HELP FROM GOD WILL BE VICTORIOUS. ALL nations after seven years will come to Jerusalem and pay tribute to Israel – -with Messiah reigning from new Temple on Temple Mount. THERE WILL BE NO ISLAM. ARABS will abandon their false moon god, allah
    Louis

    • Oct 17, 2017 @ 1:53 at 1:53
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      You are so deceived by the Devil’s lies.

    • Oct 17, 2017 @ 5:47 at 5:47
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      Fool, the idolatrous ethnic chauvinist jewish state entity, that you refer to as Israel, is the refuge of lies. It is the devils refuge. The same that was offered to Yeshu’s sar Shalom when the devil carried him to the roof of his temple. G-d will sweep away the refuge of lies…

      1 Woe to the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim. And the fading flower of the beauty of his glory, That is on the head of the fat valley of the broken down of wine.

      2 Lo, a mighty and strong one is to the Lord, As a storm of hail — a destructive shower, As an inundation of mighty waters overflowing, He cast down to the earth with the hand.

      3 By feet trodden down is the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim,

      4 And the fading flower of the beauty of his glory That is on the head of the fat valley, Hath been as its first-fruit before summer, That its beholder seeth, While it is yet in his hand he swalloweth it.

      5 In that day is Jehovah of Hosts For a crown of beauty, and for a diadem of glory, To the remnant of His people.

      6 And for a spirit of judgment To him who is sitting in the judgment, And for might to those turning back the battle to the gate.

      7 And even these through wine have erred, And through strong drink have wandered, Priest and prophet erred through strong drink, They have been swallowed up of the wine, They wandered because of the strong drink, They have erred in seeing, They have stumbled judicially.

      8 For all tables have been full of vomit, Filth — without place!

      9 By whom doth He teach knowledge? And by whom doth He cause to understand the report? The weaned from milk, the removed from breasts,

      10 For rule is on rule, rule on rule, line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there,

      11 For by scorned lip, and by another tongue, Doth He speak unto this people.

      12 Unto whom He hath said, ‘This is the rest, give ye rest to the weary, And this — the refreshing:’ And they have not been willing to hear,

      13 And to whom a word of Jehovah hath been, Rule on rule, rule on rule, line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there, So that they go and have stumbled backward, And been broken, and snared, and captured.

      14 Therefore, hear a word of Jehovah, ye men of scorning, Ruling this people that is in Jerusalem.

      15 Because ye have said: ‘We have made a covenant with death, And with Sheol we have made a provision, An overflowing scourge, when it passeth over, Doth not meet us, Though we have made a lie our refuge, And in falsehood have been hidden.’

      16 Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: ‘Lo, I am laying a foundation in Zion, A stone — a tried stone, a corner stone precious, a settled foundation, He who is believing doth not make haste.

      17 And I have put judgment for a line, And righteousness for a plummet, And sweep away doth hail the refuge of lies, And the secret hiding-place do waters overflow.

      18 And disannulled hath been your covenant with death, And your provision with Sheol doth not stand, An overflowing scourge, when it passeth over, Then ye have been to it for a treading-place.

      19 From the fulness of its passing over it taketh you, For morning by morning it passeth over, By day and by night, And it hath been only a trembling to consider the report.

      • Oct 17, 2017 @ 11:29 at 11:29
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        Wow! What colorful poetry!

  • Oct 17, 2017 @ 3:05 at 3:05
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    Amen and amen Louis….Yeshua is at the door…soon and very soon. Things seem to be falling apart…but in reality, things are really falling together. The spirit and the bride say come Lord Jesus. Blessings

  • Oct 17, 2017 @ 5:45 at 5:45
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    Amen and amen Louis and Cootie777, there is a dark hour for Israel yet (half way through the final 7 years of world history, as we know it, Antichrist attacks Israel). Two thirds of Israel will be killed, but God will spare 1/3rd and finally deliver them at the battle of Armageddon (WW3). http://www.Left-Behind.info

  • Oct 17, 2017 @ 7:16 at 7:16
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    one thing i cant abide, is imbeciles on both sides quoting biblical verse when discussing jet fighters…
    Like, seriously.
    Grow up.

  • Oct 17, 2017 @ 11:36 at 11:36
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    The Russians are coming!
    The Russians are coming!

    Under these circumstances, just what does the Russian Defense Minister really have to say to the Israelis?

  • Oct 17, 2017 @ 15:59 at 15:59
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    So what happens after ww3 is that all your religion says? Cause once that happens it seems its played itself out. Im just curious

    • Oct 17, 2017 @ 22:27 at 22:27
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      Judgement of the gentiles.

  • Oct 19, 2017 @ 11:37 at 11:37
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    Ask the IOF’s Golani Brigade who won. Bombing churches and schools from 35,000 feet does not a victory make. It just makes you baby killers.

    They came running back into Occupied Palestine with their tail between their legs, and the settler colony immediately went begging to the UN to make Hizbollah stop firing rockets.

    “An army without soldiers,” Nasrallah called the military that would much rather be ethnic cleansing grandmothers than doing anything else.

    Once the deal was signed, the occupiers of Palestine returned to violating Lebanon’s sovereignty with impunity. Because they do not act in good faith.

  • Oct 20, 2017 @ 8:01 at 8:01
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    Joshua 11:20 For it was of the LORD to harden their hearts, to meet Israel in battle in order that he might utterly destroy them, that they might receive no mercy, but that he might destroy them, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. It is a true modern miracle that our enemies still hate us, seeing the left wants to give them everything. Thank you LORD for continually hardening the hearts of Israel’s enemies and causing themselved to cursed as it says “Cursed is he that curses thee”. And let them die in unmarked graves as they have slaughtered innocents like the Armenians and others that only wanted freedom from their tyranny.

  • Oct 21, 2017 @ 0:37 at 0:37
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    Why are these fools so LOL at aiming?

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