What Is Russia's Role in Downing of Israeli Warplane?

What Is Russia's Role in Downing of Israeli Warplane?

What Is Russia's Role in Downing of Israeli Warplane?

"We share the concerns of many throughout the region that Iran's destabilizing activities that threaten global peace and security, and we seek greater worldwide resolve in countering Iran's malign activities", he added.

Meanwhile, Russia's Foreign Ministry said that "the latest developments and attacks on Syria were viewed with serious concern" and that the loss to Syria and damage resulting from them were being examined.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, said he spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin over the phone on Saturday evening and "repeated to him our right and duty to defend ourselves".

Israeli, Syrian, and Iranian military forces clashed Saturday in a series of audacious strikes that could mark a new and risky phase in both a long-simmering cross-border conflict and Syria's long civil war.

State television stations also said that sounds of explosions believed to be from Israeli attacks were heard in the Damascus countryside.

The military alliance fighting in support of the Syrian government denied any of its drones had entered Israeli air space.

"Thanks to God, the Islamic Republic of Iran today is stronger than ever".

One of the various types of fast attack craft used by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is also expected to visit the region in the coming week to discuss the crisis in Syria and other issues, and is scheduled to visit Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and other countries.

Putin told Netanyahu there was a need to avoid any steps that would lead to a new confrontation in the region, Interfax reported. An Israeli Apache helicopter was able to intercept the drone, after detecting it "early on" and placing it under surveillance, said the IDF.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor of the seven-year civil war, said the earlier Israeli raids had targeted several military bases in the east of the central province of Homs. "Let no one make a mistake about this".

Iranian and Quds forces have been working for a while from the Syrian T4 air force base near Palmyra, Syria, supported by Syrian armed forces and with the approval of the Syrian government. Gen, Tomer Bar said Saturday.

The IDF said its pilots managed to eject themselves and land safely inside their territory. Both were being treated at Rambam Hospital in Haifa.

Hezbollah hailed Syria's response to Israel's attack on the alleged Iranian and Syrian bases in Syria in a separate statement, saying it signaled "a new strategic phase" that would put an end to the violation of Syrian territories. "We agreed that security coordination between our countries will continue".

"Israel will continue to enforce its redlines, and all global and regional actors interested in stabilizing the region should work together to counter Iran, prevent it from basing itself in Syria, and stop its support of Hezbollah", the minister said.

An open conflict between Israel and Iranian-backed forces would add to the entanglements and chaos in Syria.

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