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Israeli Planes Attack Syria Through Lebanese Airspace; Forced Civilian Planes to Reroute

Israel had not launched an attack in nearly a month prior

Overnight Thursday Israeli warplanes carried out attacks against the Syrian capital of Damascus and nearby Homs. As is so often the case, the Israeli planes used Lebanese airspace to attack Syria.

This is a problem most of the time, and was even more perilous this time, as a pair of civilian airliners had to be rerouted. Violating Lebanese airspace is one thing, endangering aircraft is quite another.

Lebanese PM Hassan Diab has instructed the ambassador to the UN to raise a complaint about the attack, and the repeated infringements on Lebanon’s sovereignty by Israel.”

The attack fired an estimated 24 missiles at targets in Syria, killing four who were identified as “pro-Iran fighters.” Russia reported that 22 out of 24 missiles were successfully intercepted by the Syrian air defenses.

That Russia is commenting is noteworthy, because Russia has been trying to curtail the number of Israeli attacks on Syria. Up until this week, Israel had not launched an attack in nearly a month,

When reports of Russia wanting to stop the strike first went public, Israeli strikes stopped cold. This week’s first attack, missile fire at Quineitra, seemed to be testing the environment, and when there was no Russian reaction, Israel almost immediately launched a bigger, more ambitious attack. It seems they’re back to the old policy on strikes.

As is generally the case, Israel did not comment on the strike, nor have they clarified any policy changes. That they’ve carried out the strikes, however, suggests they may be back to striking regularly, or at least gauging Russia’s reaction, or lack thereof.

Source: Antiwar.com

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ken
ken
30 days ago

In days gone by the Israelis would be considered back shooters to cowardly to take on the Syrians mano y mano.

NGg
NGg
30 days ago

Putin dermo, time to drop some on Tel Aviv

XSFRGR
XSFRGR
30 days ago

To the Israelis missiles are like Fritos Corn Chips: Go ahead, and destroy them because the U$ will just make more.

Jerry Hood
Jerry Hood
29 days ago

Rus.Putin is controlled by the KHAZARIAN JEWS, therefore,he is inefective leader, just another puppet…im this heavily corrupted world BEFORE APOCALYPSE!

Jerry Hood
Jerry Hood
29 days ago

Hezbollah need S- 400!!!!

Tim
Tim
28 days ago

Israel keeps attacking Syria and nobody ever returns the favor. ??

Seems like launching equal numbers of missiles at Israel within minutes of their sneak attacks would be the only effective strategy to counter these war mongers.

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