Chemical weapons inspectors visit second site in Syria town

26 April, 2018, 12:50 | Author: Homer Porter
  • Satellite images of the T-4 base in Syria before and after an airstrike on April 9

The recent recapture of Douma, a remnant rebel bastion east of Damascus, by forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad, led to scattered reunions.

Russian S-400 Triumph/SA-21 Growler medium-range and long-range surface-to-air missile systems are transported during the Victory Day parade at Red Square, in Moscow, on May 9, 2015. The three countries struck Syrian chemical weapons facilities in joint airstrikes a week later.

Immediately following the reports that Syria would be getting S-300s, Israel threatened to destroy the S- systems if Israeli warplanes are targeted.

He went on to revise Russia's initial claim that 71 of 105 missiles fired were blocked in the strike - carried out jointly by the US, UK, and France - saying instead that 83 missiles went down, and only 22 hit their targets.

The most significant upgrade that Russian Federation could provide to enhance Syria's ability to shoot down jets and cruise missiles would be its S-300 and S-400 systems.

"What's important to us is that the weapons defense systems that the Russians transfer to Syria are not used against us". "If they're used against us, we'll act against them".

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Israel has not taken sides in the Syrian civil war, but its air force has carried out dozens of air strikes during the fighting, a lot of them believed to have been aimed at suspected arms shipments to Hizballah militias allied with Iran. Israel also has warned that it will not accept a permanent military presence in Syria by Iran, also a staunch Assad supporter. "Especially we cannot worry about the fact that such a state of things between Israel and Iran, which is now present in Israel's neighboring Syria could destabilize and aggravate the situation in the middle East", the Ambassador added. Israel responded by carrying out air strikes in Syria.

Israel and Russian Federation have maintained close contact in order to prevent any clashes between their air forces in the skies over Syria.

Lieberman told Ynet that Russian Federation already has air-defense systems in Syria.

"For several years we've been constantly in coordination and able to avoid friction with the Russians", he said. "Now that this outrageous act of aggression was undertaken by the U.S., France and United Kingdom, we might think how to make sure that the Syrian state is protected".

"Russian specialists will continue educating Syrian military personnel and will also provide assistance in the mastery of new means of anti-aircraft defense, the deployment of which will be implemented in the near future", Sergei Rudskoy, head of the operations directorate at Russia's General Staff said, according to state news agency RIA Novosti. Especially now that it has become clear the Trump administration didn't have sound evidence of an attack, the hasty decision to resort to force was a foolish one.

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