Russia says its air defense systems in Syria intercepted Israeli missiles


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Russia says its air defense systems in Syria intercepted Israeli missiles
Russian military official says 7 of 8 Israeli missiles struck down this week; Hezbollah, Iranian commanders reported killed in strikes
By TOI staff
25 July 2021

Russian anti-aircraft artillery systems in Syria intercepted a number of missiles launched by Israel in airstrikes this week in an area southeast of Aleppo, according to a Russian military official. Vadim Kulit, deputy chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria, told the Russian news agency TASS on Tuesday that Israeli fighter jets fired eight guided missiles on Monday, seven of which were intercepted by Russia’s Pantsyr-S and Buk-M2 systems, both self-propelled, medium-range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft systems.

“In a span from 23:39 to 23:51 on July 19, four F-16 fighter jets of the Israeli Air Force entered Syria’s airspace via the US-controlled al-Tanf zone and fired eight guided missiles at facilities southeast of the city of Aleppo,” said Kulit, according to the TASS report. “One missile damaged the building of a research center in the settlement of Safira in the Aleppo governorate,” he said. The comments came amid a new report on Saturday that Russia has “run out of patience” with Israel in Syria and is planning a shift in its policies toward Israeli sorties over the country, according to the London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat which cited an unnamed “well-informed” Russian source.


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If the rusky systems actually took out 7 of 8 fired missiles, Israel will need to change it's tactics. Israel may need to attack the ground to air command and control modules, whether they are manned by Syrians or Russians first, then come in and hit their targets.


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If this is true, then Russia will use it to sell more of their military equipment around the globe.

If this is false, then Russia will still use it to sell more weapons around the globe.

Either way this benefits Russia's export economy in weapons.

And I think it may line up with the way Russia seems to be pushing Bennett of Israel around to see what he does, how he reacts. Russia is doing the same with Biden right now too.