Contents tagged with Israel

  • Israel strikes Hezbollah military bases in Syria

    Official Syrian media reported a missile strike on "some military targets south of Damascus." As usual, the role of Syrian air defense, which "shot down most of the enemy missiles" is presented in a laudatory manner.

    More information is provided by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), an opposition organization which uses its own sources on the ground. According to SOHR, the strikes took place in Daraa province and in the countryside near Damascus, near the international airport. In …

  • Russia warns Israel against further strikes on Syria

    Moscow opposes Israeli airstrikes in Syria and warns Tel Aviv against such actions in the future, said the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

    "We warn the Israeli leadership against repeating such steps, which have dangerous consequences for the entire Middle East region," the ministry said.

    Earlier, Israel carried out air strikes on populated areas of Syria in the province of Al Qunaitra. At least four people were killed.

    The Israeli army said it carried out the attack in …

  • Israeli army strikes Syria

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) struck Assad's army targets in southern Syria in response to an attempt to plant explosives on the border.

    According to the IDF, "the targets of the airstrikes were observation posts, intelligence-gathering equipment, anti-aircraft batteries and command facilities at Syrian military bases."

    The official news agency of the Assad regime SANA reports, citing military sources, that at about eleven o'clock in the evening Israeli helicopters fired missiles at several …

  • Israel to help Ukraine modernize MiG-29 fighter jets

    The Israeli company Elbit Systems will take part in the modernization of 11 MiG-29 fighters of the Ukrainian Air Force.

    According to the Ukrainian publication Defense Express, Elbit has received all the necessary permits from Israeli authorities to begin the work.

    Only issues concerning the interoperability of Israeli innovative systems with Ukrainian-made radar and computer modules that control R-27 air-to-air missiles have not been fully resolved.

    According to Defense Express, Kyiv is not …

  • Russia's ambassador to the UN urges Israel to leave Syria alone

    Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, speaking at a meeting of the UN Security Council, said that it is necessary to put an end to “the illegal presence” of the United States in Syria.

    Nebenzya stressed that Syria loses about $40 million a month because of its inability to access its oil fields, noting that the "barbaric methods" used by the United States in oil production could lead to an environmental disaster in northeastern Syria and Iraq.

    Nebenzya didn’t forget …

  • Israel launches airstrikes on targets in Syria

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) carried out airstrikes against a number of Syrian Army targets after shelling from Syrian territory. "We hold the Syrian regime accountable for the attack and we will respond to any violation of Israel’s sovereignty," the IDF said on Saturday night, July 25. The Israeli side did not specify which targets were hit by its aviation. A few hours earlier, IDF reported explosions in the Golan Heights area and damage to a building and a vehicle.

    The Syrian state …

  • After phone conversation of Russian and Israeli Defense Ministers Israel launches air attacks on Syria

    Syrian air defense systems "responded to the Israeli missile aggression carried out from the town of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights,” Syrian news agency Sana reported. Sana states, citing "army sources”, that anti-aircraft systems “responded to the shelling and shot down most enemy missiles and limited the material damage they could cause".

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (an opposition to the Assad regime, based in London and with knowledgeable sources among the Syrian population) …

  • Israel believes Iran will try to retaliate against airstrikes on its positions in Syria

    Former Head of the Israel Defense Forces Military Intelligence Directorate, now head of Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) , Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin commented on the latest attacks on Syria, which are attributed to Israel.

    According to Yadlin, the operational assessments of the situation under which Tehran is preparing to withdraw its forces from the territory of Syria are not true.

    "Massive strikes on Syrian territory last night refute the assumptions …

  • Syria claims to have thwarted drone attack on Latakia province

    Syrian Air Defense (Air Defense) repelled a drone attack over the city of Jableh in the west of the country, reported the Syrian state-run agency SANA.

    According to SANA, the air defense systems also destroyed several missiles over the Homs province. According to the agency, the attack was carried out from the territory of neighboring Lebanon.

    In early June, Syrian air defenses repelled an Israeli missile attack on Hama province.

    Late last year, militants used drones to attack Russia's …

  • Israel gets hold of Russian Pantsir-S missile

    The Russian anti-aircraft missile systems Pantsir-S deployed in Syria and Libya may face a serious problem, because Israeli military got hold of one of Pantsir missiles, reported the Russian news outlet Avia.pro, noting that a few days ago a Pantsir-S missile landed in the Golan Heights. The missile was reportedly fired by the Syrian air defense trying to shoot down an "Israeli cruise missile".

    The article emphasizes that "Israel could use the Pantsir technology to develop means to counter …