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October 27, 2015 2:46 pm

Iran State-Media Claims Russian Strikes Near Syrian Border Intended to Send Message to Israel

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Russian warplanes reportedly carried out airstrikes near the Syrian border with Israel in order to send a deterrent message to Jerusalem. PHOTO: Wikipedia.

Russian warplanes reportedly carried out airstrikes near the Syrian border with Israel in order to send a message to Jerusalem. Photo: Wikipedia.

Recent Russian airstrikes near Syria’s border with Israel were intended as a warning signal to Jerusalem, Iran’s semi-official state news agency Fars claimed on Tuesday.

The report said that the Russian strikes targeted Syrian rebel forces located in strategically important hilltops bordering the Golan Heights, and quoted “political observers” assessing that there was a dual purpose behind the initiative.

The first was to weaken the rebels who have made gains against the regime of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, and the second was to convey an “important message” to Israel, which is “trying to pretend that it has reached an agreement with Moscow on Syria’s southern skies.”

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Last week, another Iranian news agency, Mehr, published a similar report, alleging that Russian warplanes intercepted Israeli jets over Lebanon, en route to carrying out reconnaissance flights over Syria, and “forced [the] Israeli fighter-bombers to change their course.”

Fars’ claim notwithstanding, both Russia and Israel have publicly acknowledged that they have established a cooperation mechanism to avoid inadvertent clashes between their forces operating in Syria.

 

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  • Gregory

    The bear from the north they are not GOD’s

  • Jonah

    Warning, God sending message to Russia. If this becomes something more than bump and tickle the Syrians on the the borders of the Golan heights will be the last of your problems. A message from God….Vladymire….keep your generals in check and respect my red lines when dealing with Israel, and you had better hope to God, that would be me speaking…that if you made and agreement with Netanyahou you keep it!!! This will be a last and finale warning before the most catastrophic judgement since the beginning of time as you know it will befall Russia. Warning, keep your military in check when dealing with Israel. At this time you are in good standing with me!! I do not want to cripple your nation because I need you to war, as Daniel stated, against Obama. Do not be deceptively drawn into a punishable conflict with Israel by the Islamic jihadists. They will play ou like a fiddle….if you are not aware of the game they are playing. Islam must destroy Israel in order that the beast can prevail against God for ownership of this planet. Russia you are not part of the beast system. Your forces are Gods forces fighting the beast. Keep it that way.

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