Russia Forces in Syria Say Israeli Jets Attacked Research Facility: Report


Last Updated: August 27, 2022, 07:25 IST

Israel’s F-35 Lightning II fighter jet takes part in an aerial display during a graduation ceremony of Israeli Air Force pilots at the Hatzerim base in the Negev desert, on June 23, 2022. (AFP)

Syrian troops using Russian-made anti-aircraft weapons shot down two missiles and seven guided bombs

Russia forces based in Syria on Friday said four Israeli jets had launched a total of four cruise missiles and 16 guided aerial bombs against a research facility in the city of Masyaf on Thursday, Russian agencies reported.

Syrian troops using Russian-made anti-aircraft weapons shot down two missiles and seven guided bombs, Tass and RIA said, quoting a senior Russian officer. The attacks damaged equipment at the facility, he said.

Russian forces have remained in Syria since 2015 when they helped turn the tide in a civil war in favor of President Bashar al-Assad.

For several years, Israel has been mounting attacks on what it has described as Iranian-linked targets in Syria, where Tehran-backed forces, including Lebanon’s Hezbollah, have deployed to help Assad fight anti-government forces.

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