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Syrian air defense units intercept Israeli missiles near Damascus, thwarting THIRD raid in a week – Russian MoD

RT | July 26, 2021

The Syrian military has intercepted two missiles fired by Israeli fighter jets at Damascus suburb of Sayyidah Zaynab over the weekend, successfully thwarting the third such airstrike in a week, using Russian-made air defense systems.

The airstrike was carried out from outside the Syrian airspace, around 5:40am Sunday morning, when two Israeli F-16 jets fired two guided missiles, targeting unspecified facilities in the town of Set (Sayyidah) Zaynab some 10km south of Damascus.

Syrian air defense units – equipped with Russian-made Buk-M2E systems – successfully intercepted both of them, the head of the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria, Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit, said in a daily briefing.

On Wednesday night, two Israeli F-16 jets fired four guided missiles from Lebanese airspace at Syria’s Homs province. All of them were shot down, also using Russian-made Buk-M2Es.

On Monday night, four Israeli jets penetrated Syrian airspace through the area of At-Tanf on the Jordanian border, controlled by the US military, and fired eight missiles into Aleppo province. Seven of them were reportedly shot down by Buk-M2 and Pantsir-S systems, but the remaining one struck a scientific research facility in the town of Safira.

While Israeli officials rarely acknowledge such raids, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) warplanes routinely rained down missiles on Syrian territory over the past years, under the pretext of self-defense against the “Iranian threat.”

Damascus has always protested the repeated attacks as blatant acts of aggression, while Russia, Turkey and Iran recently jointly condemned Israeli raids as violations of sovereignty and international humanitarian laws.

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  1. Gee, Israel, firing guided missiles on its neighbour, Syria(which has been under attack by “Rebels” armed to the teeth, and supplied with fleets of vehicles(where did they get them from???) for the past couple of years.
    And it never got a mention in Australia’s 7.00PM News Networks(MSM). How did they miss that BIG News?
    Could it be because, we’re not allowed to know what is really going on??(and our news is dominated by RUPERT?)
    Isn’t it strange that only the Arabs get on the News as Terrorists, but, no one else does?

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | July 25, 2021 | Reply

  2. The impotent UN apparently stands by…no cojones.

    I’m mildly pleased that Turkey chose to join “Russia…Iran” in condemning the criminally psychotic Zionists’ feverish eruptions that are needed to slake the thirst for blood, control and dominance. But Turkey really ought to get real and end its own transgressions against Syria (-cum Kurds)…I simply can’t figure out Mr. Erdogan…a mountain-high ego-bully and wanna-be Neo-Ottoman emperor?

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    Comment by roberthstiver | July 26, 2021 | Reply

    • “The impotent UN apparently stands by…no cojones”

      The UN was set up to serve the needs of the BIG 4 winners of WWII, USA,RUSSIA,BRITAIN,FRANCE, and the General Assembly(the rest of the World)have NO POWER at all, because of the VETO Power of the “BIG FOUR” Over 100 General Assembly resolutions criticising Israel’s behaviour towards ISRAEL have been automatically VETOED, by the USA, allowing Israel to do what it wants, with no ‘comeback’ from the UN.(And, I understand, Israel is only an “Observer” at the UN(correct me if I’m wrong), so it is not bound by any Resolutions against it.

      “History is written by the winner’s”….Churchill.

      The USA is ISRAEL’S “Poodle”…….

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | July 26, 2021 | Reply

  3. When will Syria finally return fire on the khazar? When it finally comes Palestine will rid itself of the parasitic welfare warfare lowlifes living off USSAN tax cattle handouts. But then where will the rest of the mobsters go, who will want the parasites in their countries? The future is clear, Palestine will be cured and the Red Shield criminal rump entity will be no more.

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    Comment by Martillo | July 26, 2021 | Reply

    • Insha’allah, on numerous levels…sooner, please.

      Viva Syria! Always, Always: Viva Palestine!

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      Comment by roberthstiver | July 26, 2021 | Reply

    • “Red Shield” = Rothschild…..

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | July 26, 2021 | Reply

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