Russian S-300 missile system in Syria now operational

Russian S-300 missile system

The Russian-supplied S-300 surface-to-air missile system in Syria has reportedly become operational, in Moscow’s efforts to provide the Assad regime with more-advanced anti-aircraft capabilities. According to satellite-images that were taken by Israeli ImageSat International company and published yesterday by the IDF, three out of four aerial defense batteries were captured in an upright position, while … Read more

Israel will continue to act against Iran in Syria

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman declared that Jerusalem “will not accept any restrictions on (its) freedom of operations in the war-torn-country,” while reaffirming Jerusalem’s determination to “take action” when it comes to its “national security” interests. The top Israeli Defense official further revealed that even though the media did not report on Israeli strikes in … Read more

Delivery of S-300PM to Syria poses significant security challenge to Israel

An anticipated meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Vladimir Putin comes amid Russia’s deployment of advanced S-300 air defense systems to Syria’s military, which according to a Russian military source ‘were provided to Damascus free of charge.’ According to Russia’s state news agency TASS, the “three battalion’ sets of S-300PM systems” that consist … Read more

Israel reaffirms its everlasting sovereignty over the Golan Heights

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed, during a dedication ceremony of an ancient synagogue on the Golan Heights, Israel’s sovereignty over the territory, stressing that unless the Golan Heights remains under the control of the Jewish state, the Islamic Republic of Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah would reach the shores of the Kinneret, the … Read more

Netanyahu to meet Putin amid friction between Jerusalem and Moscow

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the near future to discuss security coordination with regard to Syria, amid friction with Moscow over Israel’s air operations in the war-torn-country. Netanyahu made the announcement at a cabinet meeting, without citing a specific date for the talks with … Read more

Russian-made S-300 no match for Israel’s American-made F-35’s, official says

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed that while the United States will not reveal its intention regarding how it plans to address Russia’s delivery of its S-300 surface-to-air missile Systems to Syria, Washington views the move as “a very serious escalation” that presents greater risk to the stability of the Middle East. In Pompeo’s … Read more

U.S. warns Russian deployment of S-300 in Syria in breach of cold-war-treaty

US ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison warned Russia to immediately halt its covert development of a banned cruise missile system in Syria, or else, the United States will seek to destroy it before it becomes operational. The United States believes Russia is deploying surface-to-air systems in breach of a Cold War treaty that could … Read more

Russia says it completed delivery of S-300 to Syria

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu informed President Vladimir Putin that yesterday Moscow had completed the delivery of its S-300 surface-to-air missile systems in Syria. During a Russian cabinet meeting, the country’s top defense official stressed that activities aim to bolster Syria’s air defense systems, to protect Russian military personnel operating within the war-torn-country, have been … Read more

Russia delivers advanced S-300 missile systems to Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov revealed that Moscow had started delivering its advanced S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to the Syrian military. During a press conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the Russian top diplomat emphasized that the measures taken aim at ensuring the safety and security of Russian military forces that are … Read more

Syria vows to use S-300 missile Systems against Israel

Syrian deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad warmly welcomed Russia’s decision to transfer Advanced S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to the Syrian military. According to the Syrian diplomat, Damascus will use the S-300 system to defend itself against Israeli air strikes. Mekdad clarified that “The missile system is for defensive purpose and should have been transported to … Read more