The Israeli air force attacked targets in Syria

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Air force Israeli air strike on suburbs of Damascus (Syria) on 6 February could bring down a civilian plane with 172 passengers on Board. About it February 7, said the representative of the defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov, reports “Interfax”.

Konashenkov said that Israeli F-16s struck targets in the suburbs of Damascus on the evening of 6 February and to reflect the Syrian government forces of “actively used the complexes of air defence”.

At the moment of attack, he argues, in the Damascus airport was landing a passenger airliner, the Airbus 320, carrying out flight Teheran – Damascus, which was almost “in the zone of deadly anti-aircraft missile and artillery fire.”

The representative of the Russian defense Ministry said that managers have taken away the plane from the danger zone, the plane landed at the Russian base Hamim in the Syrian province of Latakia.

The Israeli edition NEWSru.co.il, citing data from Flightradar service says that it probably is the Airbus A320-211 of the Syrian private airline Cham Wings, EN route to many hours of delay from the Iraqi Najaf (not Tehran). Data indicate that during the approach to Damascus (located East of al-Kisa) the airplane has dramatically changed the route and eventually landed at the Russian air base.

The publication says that the “direct threat passenger plane was not”, as the blow was delivered with the South-West side from Damascus and the Syrian air defense tried to intercept the rocket to the West and South of Damascus (the position of the Syrian air defense was attacked). NEWSru.co.il ironic that the danger to the Syrian aircraft could represent the Syrian air defense, “repeatedly characterized by the chaotic operations in repelling air strikes.”

An air strike on the suburbs of Damascus, the Israeli air force struck on the night of 6 February. According to the British-based Syrian centre for monitoring observance of human rights, the attack killed 23 people, eight Syrian soldiers and 15 members of the Iranian paramilitary group that supports the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In turn, the Syrian state Agency SANA claims that most of the missiles were shot down by air defense forces.


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