Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reportedly jammed Syrian radars and have resorted to waging “electronic warfare” against Syrian air defences, that effectively intercepted missiles launched by Tel Aviv, state-owned Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported Wednesday.
The report said that the IDF allegedly launched a missile strike in a strategic mountaintop area, the Tal al-Hara, in southern Syria, which overlooks the disputed Golan Heights. After the Syria defended the Israeli strikes, SANA accused Tel Aviv of conducting "electronic warfare" and "jamming" Syrian radars.
The disputed area was recaptured by Damascus from the al-nusra based terror group in July 2018. It now reportedly harbours an air defence base equipped with anti-aircraft batteries, according to Sputnik.
The latest attack comes a week after Israeli warplanes attacked Syrian military positions near the Golan Heights in the country's south, killing three soldiers and wounding seven others, reports Al Jazeera. The Israeli military said the bombing was in response to two rockets fired from Syria at Mount Hermon.
Russia has unveiled the upgraded export version of the Pantsir missile defense system, “Pantsir-S1M,” capable of launching missiles to neutralize a greater range of drone targets. The Pantsir has been refurbished after the experience gained through its usage in Syria
Militants launched an attack against Russian air base in Syria on Wednesday by firing 12 rockets which were all destroyed by Russian air defense systems. "Today, at 15 hours and 15 minutes, militants of the Katiba Ard al-Bab and Katiba Jabel Butma terrorist groupings (both outlawed in Russia) made another attempt from the Idlib de-escalation zone to shell the Russian Hmeymim airbase," Major-General Viktor Kupchishin, Head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Warring Sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (part of Russias Defense Ministry), was quoted as saying by TASS
Militants have attacked Russian positions in Latakia, Syria, using drones and heavy multiple-launch rocket systems 12 times since early April, all of which have been defeated. "There are ongoing attempts to attack the Hmeymim airbase and positions of the Syrian government forces in the Latakia Governorate by the illegal armed gangs staying in the Idlib de-escalation zone with multiple-launch rocket systems and unmanned aerial vehicles," Major General Viktor Kupchishin, Head of the Russian Reconciliation Center for the Opposing Sides in Syria, was quoted as saying by TASS
Syria is planning to sign an agreement to lease Tartus seaport to Russia in this week for 49 years, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said Saturday after his meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Assad and Borisov met to discuss trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, “particularly in the fields of energy, industry and increasing trade”
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