DAMASCUS, (BM) – Russia’s Su-35s have intercepted Israeli F-16 fighter jets over the Damascus sky, trying to trick the Syrian anti-aircraft system S-300, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing news agency AviaPro and local sources.
A little more than a day ago, Israeli F-16s tried to strike at the outskirts of the Syrian capital, firing at least 10 Delilah cruise missiles on the territory of Syria.
Nonetheless as it turned out, at least two Israeli combat aircraft tried to trick the S-300 air defense systems by entering into Syrian airspace from Jordan, however, Israeli fighters were trapped – they were immediately sent to meet the Russian Su-35, which forced the Israeli Air Force back off.
As follows from the information provided by the news agency Aviapro, Russian fighters were located over the southern part of Syria, which presumably indicates the interception of Israeli military aircraft. Moreover, the information on this subject is also confirmed by local sources, which monitors the situation in the sky over Syria.
Also some local sources tweeted yesterday: “Situation over for now – the main focus was against Damascus int. Airport (more info to be shared)…2 Russian jets are currently over south Syria” said @Syrian_MC
“2:14: Hmeimim Airport – now a Russian military aircraft flying southeast” said @Sentry_Syria
It should be clarified that there are no official comments on this issue from Syria and Russia, however, during an interview with reporters yesterday, Netanyahu unexpectedly refused to comment on Israeli attacks on Syrian territory, apparently fearing that unpleasant facts might emerge.
Asked about Israel’s alleged involvement in a Friday morning interview to Radio Haifa, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “I don’t comment on one operation or another”.
“I don’t know what happened at night. Maybe it was the Belgian air force,” he quipped.
Videos posted to social media by residents of the area showed explosions in mid-air lighting up the night, apparently as Syrian anti-aircraft missiles burst in the sky.
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