Skip to comments.Syrian regime accidentally shoots down Russian military plane
Posted on 09/17/2018 7:35:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin
A Russian maritime patrol aircraft with multiple personnel on board was inadvertently shot down by Syrian regime anti-aircraft artillery on Monday after the Syrians came under attack by Israeli missiles, according to a US official with knowledge of the incident The US official said the regime was actually trying to stop a barrage of Israeli missiles. A second official confirmed that Israel was responsible for the missile strikes on the Syrian regime.
The Russian state news agency TASS reported that a Russian IL-20 military aircraft with 14 personnel on board disappeared over the Mediterranean on Monday. According to TASS, the ministry of defense specified that "the mark of IL-20 went off the radars disappeared during the attack of four Israeli F-16 aircraft on Syrian targets in the province of Latakia."
The Israelis had fired multiple missiles against targets in the coastal area of Latakia where Russian has based much of its military presence, including aircraft. In an attempt to strike back against the Israelis, the Syrians launched extensive anti-aircraft fire, the official said and the Russian aircraft was hit.
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Hey sorry about that.
(an unmanned aircraft carrying several prominent antennas swiftly departs the area, headed south. It’s black, and skims over the ground at an altitude of less than fifty feet)
Could be related...
Interesting. I would have assumed the Russians would've helped them out in that area for their own self-preservation.
What do you mean OOPS?
You splashkied the Russkies.
No figs or camelburgers for you.
Can’t help but wonder if the Israelis unleashed some serious spoofing on the Syrian Air Defenses.
Israeli agents working the Syrian AA LOL.
You would think the IFF would have prevented a friendly fire shootdown.
We used to call it electronic countermeasures.
Doncha hate when that happens?
‘Ay Syrian guy! Don’t shoot down jet, da? What’re you kiddink me?
Never bring a DC-6 to a gunfight.
Syria shot down Russian plane. War Propaganda.
Israel & FUKUS want a war. They may get one.
Anyone notice how many more “Join the Army” navy, etc ads running on TV?
And there are people I know excited at WW3 as they think it will be Rapture time.
I see everyone trusts CNN to report accurately now.
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