[ Editor’s Note: This was some interesting news. We had always wondered how the Israelis got Russia to stand down while it bombed Russia’s Syrian and Iranian allies fighting terrorism in Syria.
Sure, Russia has had lone ties with Israel, but it looked more like the tail wagging the dog, and hard to understand how Putin allowed Netanyahu to put him in that position.
We will be looking for more confirmation on this dual S-35 encounter at the Golan border to chase an Israeli plane away. The Russian planes must have been launched with advance notice when the Israeli plane took off.
Here is another report:
The night before, the Telegram community of Gallifrey Technologies, citing information provided by sources on Twitter, reported that Russian military aircraft were seen near the southern borders of Syria, which were lifted into the sky due to the appearance of Israeli fighters here.
“It is reported about the flights of Russian fighters over southern Syria – presumably due to the appearance of Israeli military aircraft ,” it was reported.
Information on this subject is also confirmed by the Syrian Military Capabilities. “Russian planes fly over the south of Syria. It seems that another Israeli attack was to begin , ”it was informed .
I had not seen any reports of IDF bombing or drone strikes in a while; and I assumed that an IDF standdown had been ordered during all the political turmoil there …Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … October 09, 2019 –
Russian warplanes have intercepted an Israeli fighter jet that was preparing to bomb a site inside of Syria, al-Masdar News reported on October 8.
The pro-government blog cited Avia.Pro as the source. The Russian outlet had reported that a Russian warplane was spotted near the southern border of Syria after an Israeli fighter jet made an appearance there.
“It was reported about the flights of Russian fighters over southern Syria, presumably due to the appearance of Israeli military aircraft,” the report said.
Several Syrian sources, including the Syrian Military Capabilities twitter account, confirmed that a Russian warplane was flying over southern Syria. However, there was no reports of any hostile Israel action at that time.
In the last few months, several sources reported that Russian warplanes moved to “foil” Israeli attacks on Syria. These claims were never confirmed by Russia, Israel or any credible source in Damascus.