Media: Russian air defense systems failed to intercept Israeli missiles over Syria due to 'external interference'

The electronic warfare systems deployed in Syria were unable to shoot down several Israeli missiles due to overwhelming external interference, the Federal News Agency (FAN) reported.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the airstrike on the T-4 airbase in Homs was made from Lebanese airspace by two Israeli multipurpose F-15 fighters. Three of the eight missiles launched by the Israeli aircraft reached the western part of the airbase. The Syrian electronic warfare systems were unable to intercept the missiles because they encountered overwhelming external interference at the start of the attack. The source of the external interference has not yet been identified.

Syrian, Iranian and pro-Russian forces are stationed at the T-4 airbase. Two Iranian soldiers were killed as a result of the strike, and another seven were wounded.

  Russian air defense systems, Israel, Syria, missile attack