Russian Military Plane Shot Down By Syrian Air Defense Forces But Russia Blames … Israel!

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The IL-20 surveillance plane was shot down by a missile from the S-200 complex of the Syrian air defense forces. 15 Russian service members were killed.

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Source: Washington Examiner

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The Russian surveillance plane Il-20 was shot down by the S-200 air defense of Syria, but it was Israel fault. This was said by the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Igor Konashenkov.

“We reserve the right to take adequate measures in response,” said Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry. “As a result of the irresponsible actions of the Israeli military, 15 Russian servicemen died. This absolutely does not correspond to the spirit of Russian-Israeli partnership.”

“Covering themselves with a Russian plane, the Israeli pilots placed it under the fire of Syria’s air defense, and as a result, the IL-20, which had an effective reflective surface an order of magnitude greater than that of the F-16, was hit by an S-200 missile,” he said.

Source: Sputnik International

The Russian military department added that the Israeli side did not warn about the attacks on Syria. Konashenkov also noted that the search and rescue operation in the area of the crash of the IL-20 continues. He added that the Syrian air defense forces repulsed the attack of the Israeli Air Force for more than 40 minutes last night.

“Some of the missiles were intercepted, but some hit the target, striking industrial facilities, including an aluminum plant, as well as household chemicals,” he said and added that as a result of the attack, two civilians were killed and several injured.

Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of reported that the IL-20 aircraft disappeared from the radar during the attack of Israeli F-16 fighters on Syrian targets in Latakia. In addition, the Russian department reported that during the loss of the aircraft, missile launches from a French frigate were allegedly recorded.


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15 Dead After Russian Military Plane Shot Down Off Syria - Russia Angrily Blames the Israeli Military
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