Russian fighter jets thwart Israeli attack on Syria

Russian fighter jets blocked Israeli planes and drones which were trying to carry out another attack on Syria, claims the Russian news outlet

Thursday night, as Israel was preparing another series of strikes on the Damascus suburbs, two Russian fighter jets took off from the Russian military airbase Khmeimim, located in Latakia province, and headed for the south of Syria. According to, these planes thwarted Israeli strikes on the  Syrian capital and its suburbs.

According to several reports, at least two Russian fighter jets took off from the Khmeimim Airbase at around 20 pm on Thursday and headed southeast. The Israeli drone was downed under unknown circumstances shortly after and there was no subsequent attack on the suburbs of the Syrian capital.

During the meeting between Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu, the Russian leader allegedly threatened to take action against Israel, in case Tel Aviv continues to strike Syria.

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