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Netanyahu and Putin discussed the situation in Syria after military action 10 Feb

Saturday, February 10, had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin, during which they discussed the actions of the Israeli air force in Syria, the press service of the Kremlin.

«The Russian side expressed the hope to avoid any steps that could lead to a new round threat for all of the confrontation in the region», – stated in the message Kremlin press service, notes TASS.

The office of the head of the government of Israel reports that Netanyahu agreed with Putin about the continuation of coordination between Israeli and Russian military in Syria.

Telephone conversation with Netanyahu and Putin took place against the background of a sharp aggravation of the situation on the Israeli-Syrian border.

We will remind that on the night of February 10, IDF air force was shot down over Israeli territory a drone is of Iranian origin, who arrived from Syria.

Shortly after this incident, the Israeli air force attacked military targets in Syria. Syrian air defenses opened fire. One of the planes F-16i «Sufa» fell in Israeli territory, near the houses in the village Harduf in the Jezreel valley. Two pilots managed to eject, they survived and was taken to hospital. One of the pilots seriously injured. What was the cause of the crash was not reported.

«The operational headquarters of the allies of Syria» (OSSS), unifying the command of Iranian forces and «Hezbollah» in the Syrian territory, said the Russian state Agency RIA Novosti that the Israeli aircraft attacked the drones, based at the airbase T-4 in HOMS province.

According to this source, these UAVs (in Iran) were destroyed. Accurate information about damages is not given.

OSS, claims that the IDF destroyed drones that were used «to gather information to fight terrorist groups and primarily against IG, in the interests of the Syrian army.»

Military airbase, Ties (T-4), located to the West of Palmyra in HOMS province, is the largest in Syria. She repeatedly used for deployment of aircraft carrying out attacks on opposition forces during the civil war in Syria (2011-2018). On the territory of the base of the Iranian «Islamic revolutionary guard Corps» has created a special hangars for unmanned aircraft. There are based Syrian warplanes MiG-25, su-24 and su-22.

The representative of the press service of the IDF Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conicus said that the attack by the Israeli air force was struck by the 12 Syrian and Iranian military installations.

Syrian state news Agency SANA reported that the air defense forces of the regular army of Syria attacked the Israeli planes. The report reveals that the actions of the Syrian air defense was affected in more than one plane. Agency SANA announced that the Israeli planes early on Saturday morning attacked a military base in Central Syria. Damascus ties together the actions of the us military against the forces of the regime of Bashar al-Assad and the Israeli air force, blaming the USA and Israel of support of Islamic state and other terrorist organizations.

Lebanese TV channel «al-Mayadin» associated with Hezbollah, reports that on the morning of Saturday, February 10, Syrian air defenses mobilized against Israeli aircraft, anti-aircraft missile system s-200 Russian production. According to this channel, in repelling an air RAID on a military base in HOMS province on Israeli aircraft were fired 10 missiles.

Due to hostilities on the Israeli-Syrian border for a short time was suspended departures of civilian aircraft from the international airport named Ben-Gurion. In addition, several flights arriving to Israel for a short time detained in the sky over the Mediterranean sea. Currently, the airport Ben Gurion closed on schedule, as usual.

In connection with the difficult situation near the border with Syria was suspended civil flights over the Northern areas of Israel. Airspace was temporarily closed North of the village Shfaim (North of Herzliya).

Netanyahu and Putin discussed the situation in Syria after military action 10 Feb 11.02.2018

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