On Monday, October 8th, four Israeli F-16 fighter jets flew near the borders of Syria through the airspace of Lebanon, reported by Interfax with reference to the data provided by Western aviation resources.
It is noted that the Israeli fighter jets were seen near the Lebanese city of Tripoli.
After approaching the borders of Syria in the sky over Lebanon, they made a U-turn and left in the opposite direction, towards Israel.
At the same time, as indicated by Interfax, the air traffic observers believe that the Israeli Air Force is testing Syria’s airspace for the readiness of the S-300 air defense systems.
On October 2, Russian Defense Ministry announced that Russian completed the delivery of S-300 missile systems to Syria.
Moscow decided to deliver the S-300 anti-aircraft missile to the war-struck region after a Russian military airplane was shot down in Syria. The Kremlin accused the Israeli military of provocation, which resulted in the destruction of the Russian aircraft.
Israeli authorities expressed condolence over the death of 15 Russian soldiers and blamed the Syrian military forces for the incident. In addition, Jerusalem assured that it will continue bombing the Iranian armed forces located near the Israeli border in Syria.