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Russia: Syria held back fire as Israel used civilian aircraft as cover in Homs raid

Press TV – October 15, 2021

Israel has once again used civilian aircraft as a shield against Syrian air defense systems during its attacks on the Arab country, says a Russian general.

“On October 13, from 23:35 to 23:39, four F-16 tactical fighters of the Israeli Air Force entered Syrian airspace in the US-occupied al-Tanf zone in Homs Province and struck a phosphate ore processing plant in the Palmyra region,” Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit, deputy head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria, said at a briefing.

Kulit said the Syrian military, however, decided not to target the Israeli jets that carried out the strike in central Syria because there were two civilian airliners in the sky at the time.

“The Syrian military leadership decided not to use air defense systems, since at the time of the Israeli aviation attack, two civilian passenger aircraft were in the zone of destruction of the anti-aircraft systems,” Kulit said, Sputnik news reported.

The Syrian Defense Ministry announced earlier that the Wednesday attack killed one soldier and injured three others.

Israel has repeatedly used civilian aircraft as a shield against Syrian air defense systems in its aggression against the Arab country.

In February, an Airbus A320 with 172 passengers on board was forced to make an emergency landing at the Russian-operated Hmeimim Air Base during an Israeli attack.

Back in 2018, Israel had to apologize for using a Russian Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft as a shield during an attack, causing a Syrian S-200 surface-to-air missile to shoot down the Russian aircraft instead and kill 15 Russian and two Syrian service members.

Israel’s Wednesday attack came just days after Syria’s air defenses thwarted an Israeli missile attack on a military air base, known as T-4, in Homs, shooting down most of the incoming projectiles.

That aerial assault had been initiated from the direction of the al-Tanf area as well, with Syrian official news agency SANA reporting that it wounded six soldiers and resulted in some material losses.

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups.

Israel frequently targets the positions of the Syrian military and its allies, who are fighting against the foreign-backed terrorists wreaking havoc in the Arab country.

October 15, 2021 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Illegal Occupation, War Crimes | , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. “Israel has repeatedly used civilian aircraft as a shield against Syrian air defense systems in its aggression against the Arab country”.

    Surely this “Tactic” contravenes every rule in the international airline industry? I’m supposing that the commercial Aircraft were not Israeli? Imagine the uproar from the USA if Iran used that tactic.

    “Israel frequently targets the positions of the Syrian military and its allies, who are fighting against the foreign-backed terrorists wreaking havoc in the Arab country”.

    “Foreign Backed Terrorists”? CIA backed Terrorists? With unlimited finance(possibly financed by the Pentagon, that managed to lose 2 Trillion dollars just before “9/11”???
    Join the dots, and follow the money……

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | October 15, 2021 | Reply

  2. The welfare warfare abomination of squatting khazars in Palestine will not survive the total collapse of the evil anglozionazi empire of filth that is fast approaching. The thugs in apartheid, occupied Palestine, existing as they do only due to the tax cattle revenue of the sullen and bankrupt populous in Rancho Goyim and the EUSSR will not survive the future that is inevitable for the Middle East. Iranian power grows and when the fecal filled feudal crypt of Saud is reduced to ashes the writing will be clearly on the wall for the interlopers in Palestine. There can never be peace in the Middle East until the abomination of the zionazi entity is cleansed and the poison it has spread across the planet.

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    Comment by planetsheeple | October 16, 2021 | Reply

  3. They took an awful chance. What if the Syrian missile defence had gone into action and one of the civilian airlines had crashed as a result? Think of it: there might have been one or more Jews on board. If all the passengers were goyim, of course, there would have been no problem, goyim are not human beings, as any rabbi can explain to you, but Jewish life is infinitely precious. Perhaps they had checked the passenger manifests beforehand.

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    Comment by traducteur | October 16, 2021 | Reply


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