BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – The Russian Armed Forces in Syria have put their S-400 air defense system on alert to deal with potential Israeli Air Force incursions inside the country, defense analyst and author Babak Taghvaee reported on Friday.

The Russian Armed Forces have been reported to have intercepted and blocked the Israeli Air Force from conducting airstrikes in areas where the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is present.

In particular, the Russian Air Force has deployed their Su-35 jets to areas where Israeli warplanes are reported to be targeting; this has allegedly prevented the latter from carrying out their strikes.

According to Taghvaee, the Russian Air Force may allow Israel to attack Hezbollah and Iranian targets in Syria; however, they take a different approach when it comes to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

Furthermore, Taghvaee highlighted the most recent incidents in which Russian jets reportedly blocked Israeli warplanes from bombing Syria on September 18th and 19th.

A source from the Syrian Armed Forces confirmed to Al-Masdar that the Russian military has taken a more aggressive approach to these airstrikes.

The Syrian military source said the Russian Armed Forces have taken this approach to protect their assets in Syria, which are all located in areas controlled by the Syrian Army.

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This story has been heavily reported in the Russian media and it was recently discussed in the publication Independent Arabia, which said the Russian Air Force intercepted Israeli warplanes on three occasions since late August.

Neither Israel nor Russia has commented on these claims, but reports surfaced shortly after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Moscow refused to allow Tel Aviv free reign over Syria’s airspace.

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I dont think that Russia allow attacks vs IRGC or Hezbollah!..we have seen when IRGC launched a barrage of Farj 5 rockets from South Damascus vs IDF base…later SU 35 took off and Syrian air defense ( short range missile) was ready to intercept missile vs Irani bases in south Damascus!…Russia just warn Israel about airstrikes vs T4 base where Russian, Syrian and IRGC forces are deployed!

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what Iranians should do, if they care for the lives of own troops in Syria, is bring their own air defense systems

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Why are they allowing to attack the forces that helped Syria fight the terrorist? Included the terrorist jews.. I hope Iran deploys their Bavar 373 in case russia doesn’t help them.

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+++”Why are they allowing to attack the forces that helped Syria fight the terrorist?” => First, this “help” was far from being effective. – Russia is not allowing : they CAN’T prevent it without putting themselves into harm’s way and ruining their operations. Let’s be clear : Russia has a single airbase that can’t operate more than 2 squadrons with a single S-400 system and a few point air defences. Add to this the Tartous small navy base with a single S-300 system and a pier for 3-4 vessels which is mostly here to allow shipping of gear from Sevastopol.… Read more »

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“– Russia is not allowing : they CAN’T prevent it without putting themselves into harm’s way and ruining their operations.” Ok to a copy-paste, I’ll only answer a copy-paste of my own. otal nonsense and makes you a laughing stock every time you repeat it, be my guest in looking dumb again today. If anything, Putin pressured Nutty to let the SAA regain control over the separation line and let go of their local jihadi dogs. Moscow didn’t even inform anyone when they flew the bulk of their air elements with transponders off, doing nap-of-the-earth to Syria. The US /… Read more »

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You say “Russia is powerful, but only in Russia”….complete nonsense! Who do you think won the war for the Syrians against all the proxies, including the Europeans. The Russians have the capability to effect cruise missile strikes from a greater range then even the US can manage. They are also in possession of hyper sonic weaponry capable of hitting any Mid East area if they choose to. Today, not in the future. Without forward bases. Think before you comment.

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Russia and Iran made an agreement that encompasses cooperation and fellowship on many area, from economics to millitary issue. In the case if war against Iran, Russia will be behind Iran with all support. In the last months, Iran and Hezbollah coordinate millitary operation with SAA and russian millitaty and that is the reason that you can find military stuff together in the same millitary bases and that’t why Putin warnes Netanyahu that it would take action against IDF air forces.

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Iran and Hezbollah should stop fighting against the terrorists in Latakia where russian bases are. Why die for someone who accepts that you are bombed

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+++ “Iran and Hezbollah should stop fighting against the terrorists in Latakia where russian bases are” => Iran and Hezbollah were irrelevant at fighting the terrorists, it’s even why Syria called Russia for help. IRGC and Hezbollah are terrorists themselves, it doesn’t forcedly makes you efficient at fighting other terrorists. +++ “Why die for someone who accepts that you are bombed” => Without Israel’s greenlight, Russia couldn’t even had deployed. Israel could have demolished the runway in Hmeimim even before a single Russian aircraft landed! In fact, few know it, but IDF was very close from launching a massive aerial… Read more »

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There are flaws in the analysis : – IDF doesn’t targets SAA unless SAA targets them first, e.g. when they’re into intercepting missiles transfers between IRGC and Hezbollah, SyADF is likely to launch SAMs against IDF. The only source pretending RuAF intercepted IDF is Avia.Pro that nobody in the aero-community sees as reliable in any way, this guy probably never had the stick of any aircraft in the hands even just once. Moreover, he’s openly anti-Semitically biased, in other terms : not a reliable source at all :he’s in with an agenda. – It’s not Russia who has the air… Read more »