Russia's air defenses destroy targets heading towards Khmeimim in Syria

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25 de abril de 2018, 11:22Moscow, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Syria will receive new missile defense systems in the near future, Head of the Main Operations Department at Russia " s General Staff Colonel General Sergey Rudskoy said in Moscow on Wednesday, Russian media highlighted. "If someone fires at our planes, we will destroy them ..."

The Russian military has indicated it will supply the Syrian government with a sophisticated air defence system, after condemning a missile attack launched by the US, Britain and France earlier in April.

Already this year, Israel attacked the Islamic Republic's T-4 base near Syria's Homs at multiple times, including once on April 8 when Tel Aviv launched airstrikes against the facility, killing four members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), now fighting for Assad.

Russian military stated Tuesday that Russian air defenses at Hmeimim airbase in Syria have intercepted and destroyed several unidentified targets.

CBS evening news' April 12 headline was United States "looking for actual evidence" of Syria chemical attack.

An administration official confirms to CNN that the flights took place and the US and Israel are both concerned the cargo could potentially include weapons that could eventually be used to threaten Israel.

More recently, Israel has warned that it will not accept a permanent Iranian military presence in Syria.

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He said the requests have come from all areas of Syria, neighboring countries and even globally.

Russian Federation is a key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad. "If they are used against us, we will act against them", Lieberman said.

Lieberman told Ynet that Russian Federation already has air-defense systems in Syria.

Col Gen Sergei Rudskoi said in a statement on Wednesday that Russian Federation will supply Syria with 'new missile defence systems soon'.

In February, Israel shot down what it said was an armed Iranian drone that penetrated its airspace from Syria. "Certainly, one should be prepared to see more provocations, although we have warned our USA and European counterparts who participated in that adventure", he said.

Defense analysts have questioned whether an S-300 system in Syrian hands could threaten Israel's air power in the region and prevent it from being able to conduct strikes against targets in Syria.

The S-300 PMU-2 "Favorite" version of the anti-aircraft systems will be provided to the Syrians for free and very soon, the Kommersant reported.

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