Skip to comments.Israelís statement on downed Russian aircraft (downed by Syrian missiles)
Posted on 09/20/2018 7:16:55 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
The Israeli army has stated that all intelligence on the Russian aircraft downed in Latakia on Monday will be shared with Moscow.
The Israeli army statement said when the Syrian air defense systems fired the missiles that downed the Russian aircraft, Israeli Air Force had already returned to Israeli air field.
The Israeli army argued that the incident had been caused by the Syrian air defense systems extensive and inaccurate fire.
The statement said, The Syrian anti-air batteries fired indiscriminately and from what we understand, did not bother to ensure that no Russian planes were in the air.
The Israeli army expressed sorrow for the death of 15 Russian soldiers.
WHAT HAD HAPPENED?
Russias Hmeymin Air Base in Syria had lost contact with the Russian II-20 aircraft during an attack on Monday by 4 Israeli F-16s in Latakia. There were 15 Russian soldiers aboard the II-20 aircraft that got hit.
Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a statement on the matter and said the downing of the aircraft happened as a result of a series of tragic and coincidental chain of events. Putin said, The Israeli jet did not shoot our aircraft down, but we must understand what happened in all gravity, without any doubt."
Later report: September 20, 2018
It was announced on Monday night that a Russian aircraft crashed by accident in friendly fire. This accident created a crisis between Moscow and Tal Aviv. Syria downed the aircraft. Israel blamed Tehran and Damascus. Moscow is angry.
Israeli fighter jets bombed targets near Latakia on Monday evening. At the time, a Russian scouting aircraft was fired at while flying over the Mediterranean and crashed. 15 Russian soldiers died.
Shortly afterwards, it was revealed that the aircraft was downed by accident by Syrian air defense systems attempting to stop Israeli missiles. The incident caused tensions between Israel and Russia, and went down in history as the gravest incident between the Damascus regime and their ally Russia.
ASSAD BLAMED ISRAEL
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad issued a statement on Wednesday and held Israel responsible for the downing of the aircraft. Assad sent a letter of condolence to Russian President Vladimir Putin and said, This unfortunate incident was caused by the arrogance and immorality of Israel.
In the letter published in the Sanaa news agency, Assad said: We believe that such tragic incidents wont keep neither us nor you from continuing with the fight against terrorism.
ISRAELI COMMITTEE EN ROUTE TO MOSCOW
Israel, holding the Syrian regime and Iran responsible for the incident, formed a committee to visit Moscow to relieve the tensions between Israel and Russia. Israeli Air Force Commander General Amikam Norkin said the committee will submit a report that covers the incident that occurred on Monday night from all aspects.
PUTIN SOFTENS TENSIONS: TRAGIC COINCIDENTAL CONDITIONS
In their first statements, Russian officials said Israeli fighter jets hid behind the Russian aircraft and that Israel was fully responsible for the downing of the aircraft. Vladimir Putin later issued a statement and used the phrase, a tragic chain of coincidental conditions.
Putin held a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and said such operations by the Israeli Air Force violate Syrias sovereignty.
Netanyahu stated his sorrow for the death of 15 soldiers, but added that they will remain ready to take action against Iran in Syria. Israel has increased their attacks against the regime and their ally Iran in Syria in recent months.
ISRAEL SAYS RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT WASNT IN THE OPERATION ZONE
Israel accuses Iran of using Syria as leverage against Israel. According to Israeli media, the committee to visit Moscow will also present information that Iran continues to transfer strategic arms to Hezbollah.
The Israeli state has denied allegations that Israeli jets were hiding behind the Russian scouting aircraft and argued that the Russian aircraft was not in the operation zone. According to Tal Aviv, the Russian aircraft was shot after the Israeli jets returned to their base.
In the aftermath of these bilateral accusations and statements, there remains many unanswered questions. How and under what conditions the aircraft was downed remains a complicated issue. Why did Israel attack? Where was the Russian aircraft? Was it an accident that the aircraft was shot? And, what was Iran doing during all this chaos?
Friendly fire is a terrible term for this.
I did not know that. Than you for informing me.
... Israeli Air Force had already returned to Israeli air field.
That’s the interesting part.
Not sure how Russia operates or how Assad’s forces do.
It could even be one of the Iranian elements operating the missile battery. The Iranians would love to attack Israel, but Israel is quite capable of ending those wishes.
Yes. They are brilliant.
The same S-200 type missile was responsible for:
Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 was a commercial flight shot down by the Ukrainian Air Force over the Black Sea on 4 October 2001, en route from Tel Aviv, Israel to Novosibirsk, Russia.
Lets just hope this doesn’t get out of hand in the “land of Armageddon”.
Out of Hand?
In his hands, it never is.
Just think of it as a little PAYBACK for KAL 007.
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