As the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced providing Syria with S-300 air defense systems in two weeks, military sources told Al-Manar that the anti-air missiles will target the Israeli war jets over Syria.
The sources added that the new military development will be accompanied by installing electromagnetic jamming systems near the Russian military bases in Syria, adding this requires qualified and professional personnel to operate the entire systems which will cover a huge area in Syria.
Russia’s decision comes after the Syrian air defense systems downed by mistake a Russian warplane, killing 15 soldiers onboard, while targeting Israeli military jets which were raiding Latakia province.
The incident turned the Israeli-Russian ties to be tense, pushing Russia to support the Syrian air defense systems in order to confront the Israeli aerial assaults, which is considered as a new Israeli strategic loss.
Source: Al-Manar English Website