Looks to be an effective raid. Happy day for the IAF.
ahmedfire wrote:It's not the same photo .
Hole wrote:More Nazinjahoo fantasy strikes.
Stealthflanker wrote:This clearly begs question on where are the MiG's. They should be on air and be the first to respond upon suspicious radar contact.
The main component for air defense is always fighter aircrafts. SAM's will be to down whatever remains from the aircrafts.
JohninMK wrote:No mention of IAF shot down for some reason. More at link
Israel has destroyed one-third of Syrian air defenses in the past two years, and close to a thousand surface-to-air missiles have been launched towards Israel Air Force jets during missions for its “war-between-wars” campaign targeting Iranian infrastructure in the war-torn country.
Israel has been carrying out its war-between-war campaign against Iran since 2013, striking thousands of targets in Syria, and according to foreign reports in neighboring Iraq, in order to prevent the smuggling of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah in Lebanon and the entrenchment of its forces in Syria where they could easily act against Israel.
Israel does not comment on most alleged strikes, but it has been accused of carrying out strikes around the capital of Damascus as well as deep inside Syrian territory including in northern Syria near the Turkish border as well as the al-Bukamal region near the Syrian-Iraqi border.
Nevertheless, with an increase in strikes by Israel, the Syrian regime began to respond and fire surface-to-air missiles at Israeli jets. According to data seen by The Jerusalem Post, 844 such missiles were fired between 2017-2020 compared to just two fired between 2010-2013.
In response to the firing of the missiles, IAF jets struck the launchers and have taken out regime air-defense batteries such as Sa2, Sa17, Sa22, and SA5. Dozens of Syrian regime soldiers were killed in the strikes.
Mig-31BM2 Super Irbis-E wrote:Why doesn't Russia give a TorM1/2 to Syria? Damascus airport and T3 and T4 would be much safer with it. I do not understand that.