Syria Downs Israeli F16

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Turkish helicopter downed too.

A guest on RT is is suggesting that since last weeks downing of the Russian jet, Russia have now told the Syrian's to crack on and use the air defences.
 

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Lebanon asks UN Security Council to pressure Israel after ‘airspace violation’

Najia Houssari | Published — Sunday 11 February 2018

BEIRUT: Officials in Lebanon closely followed the recent military developments between Israel and Syria, and noted the fall of fragments from rockets used in the confrontation in the Bekaa and southern Lebanon areas.
President Michel Aoun consulted with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who is outside Lebanon, about the position to be taken in this regard.
Lebanese Defense Minister Yacoub Sarraf called the UNIFIL commander, General Michael Perry, and conveyed to him “Lebanon’s rejection of the continuous Israeli violations that took place on Saturday in the form of mock raids carried out by Israeli warplanes above villages and towns in the south.”
Sarraf’s press office stressed “Lebanon’s rejection and condemnation of the use of Lebanese airspace by Israel to carry out its raids,” describing the incident as a “blatant violation of Lebanese sovereignty.”
The Lebanese Foreign Ministry in a statement condemned “the raids on Syria” and stressed the right of “legitimate self-defense against any Israeli aggression.” The statement added that “this aggressive policy practiced by Israel threatens stability in the region,” calling on “the countries concerned to rein in Israel to stop its aggression.”
It said: “Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil gave his instructions last Thursday to the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations in New York to file a complaint with the Security Council against Israel, calling for the condemnation of Israel and warning it against using Lebanese airspace to launch attacks against Syria.”
In New York, Lebanon called on the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the Security Council to pressure Israel to immediately stop its violations of Lebanese airspace to launch airstrikes on Syrian territory.
“Israeli violations of Lebanese sovereignty are continuing by land, sea and air without any respect for international law or any consideration of Resolution 1701,” Lebanese Ambassador to the UN Amal Mudallali said in a complaint to the UN chief and the presidency of the UN Security Council.
Mudallali pointed out that Lebanon “had informed the Security Council in a previous complaint last year about Israel’s violation of Lebanese airspace in its raid on Syrian territory on Sept. 7, 2017,” asserting that these violations “paint a very dangerous pattern in addition to the patterns of daily violations of Lebanese sovereignty and constitute a new cycle of destabilization of regional security and peace by Israel.”
Mudallali reiterated Lebanon’s commitment to Resolution 1701 and called on the Security Council and the international community to “exert the necessary and effective pressure on Israel to ensure full compliance with the provisions of the resolution and its full implementation without delay, including the cessation of all violations of Lebanese airspace and sovereignty.”

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1243766/middle-east
 

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End of Israel’s Air Superiority In Syria (Opinion)

Written by Hadi Gholami Nohouji exclusively for SouthFront

This Saturday began with breaking news about the downing of an Israeli F-16I that was, according to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), carrying out attacks on the Syrian T-4 military base in the central of Syria, not far away from the ancient city of Palmyra.

The Israeli jet crashed in Israel, but it became clear that the reason for its downing was the heavy attack conducted by Syrian anti-aircraft systems —in this case supposedly the now decades old S-200 (SA-5 NATO reporting name)— positioned in the Syrian soil and, probably, near the T-4.

It was like this that the air superiority of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) in the southwestern Syrian territory came to its end, opening the door to, as Hezbollah’s statement also announces, a new strategic phase in Syria, in which Damascus starts to actually live up to its threats against Israel, something that it rarely has done up until now.

Even right now there are signs that this new phase has began since in its “retaliatory attacks” the IDF has only bombed military outposts and bases near Damascus and in areas it can comfortably attack from outside Syrian soil.

This in itself shows a fear of the repetition of the F-16I incident and limits severely the Israeli’s ability to carry out attacks deep inside the Syrian territory due to the presence of even more advanced anti-aircraft systems than the soviet-built S-200 that supposedly shut down the Israeli jet.

Interestingly the military bases attacked following the downing of the F-16I are at least 70 kilometers away from the border zones between Israel and Syria which, considering the range of between 180 and 280 kilometers that the S-200 has, explains the reasons for this.

Even leaving aside the fact that the Israeli jets tend to carry out their attacks from several kilometers away from the Syrian soil, the distance of over 70 kilometers can give a roughly 30 seconds of reaction time for the pilot to release its flares and evade the missiles flying in its direction, something that, also, shows reluctance and fear on the Israeli part to fly into Syrian airspace.

All said and done, the actual situation —even taking into account the heavy response of the IAF to Syria— shows a shift in the paradigm in Syria and increases the confidence of the Damascus and allies to keep facing the Israeli aggressions.

https://southfront.org/end-israels-air-superiority-syria-opinion/?sthash.wIrEEhki.mjjo
 
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