Journalist Roy Sharon on the evening news on the «Kahn Beth» said that the decision to destroy anti-aircraft batteries to Syria, it was decided the IDF five weeks ago, once during the operation, IDF air force in Syria from the s-200 was fired by an Israeli fighter.
The report notes: although in the course of the fire was not a threat to Israeli aircraft, the IDF decided to destroy the installation in case of re-use against Israeli aircraft. In the IDF understood that it will lead to a change in tactics by the Syrian army, which has hitherto refrained from retaliatory action in response to conduct operations in Syria.
Within five weeks, the Syrian army does not use anti-aircraft missiles against the Israeli air force, but yesterday, October 16, from SAM had made the volley in the direction of the Israeli plane in Lebanese airspace and carried out a routine survey. In this regard, the IDF took the decision to implement the plan.