Russian “Su-35” planes in southern Syria have intercepted Israeli fighters, who are believed to have been planning a series of air strikes on the T4 base in central Syria, and forced them to retreat, according to the Russian agency “Sputnik” quoted unidentified media.
The agency stated that «avia portal. pro »I reported this objection, noting that the portal, which was not identified to any country , conveyed this information about the calculation of the Syrian military capabilities on the Twitter site.
“It turned out that the accident was very serious,” the portal wrote.
The portal also wrote, according to the agency: “It is worth noting that earlier in southern Syria, Israeli fighters were seen and Russian fighters were sent to intercept them.”
The sources confirmed that “the Israeli fighters retreated after two Su-35 fighters took off from Hmeimim base in Latakia countryside.
There were no official comments on these reports, either from Russia or from Syria, while the Hebrew “Channel 13” reported, according to the Lebanese “Al-Manar” channel, that the Russian planes forced the Israeli warplanes to return to their bases.
On the other hand, the Russian newspaper “Izvestia” published an article under the title “What is behind the provocations against the Russian Air Force in Syria?”, in which it stated that the American newspaper “New York Times” published an investigation, which was based on open sources, that the Russian Air Force carried out raids on the camps for Syrian refugees, using the content of old materials from alleged raids on the Idlib hospitals.
The Russian newspaper pointed out that the New York Times used the data of the Russian pilots’ flights, and claimed that it had listened and recorded their conversations with the Hmeimim Air Force Base, but these recordings raise a number of questions for military experts. Izvestia indicated that the content of the recordings and talks between the pilots did not conform to the standards and procedures accepted in Russian flights in Syria.
She said: “It is strange that the pilots’ talks were transmitted via an open radio channel, while the pilots exchanged coordinates of all targets through secure communication channels,” noting that all modern aircraft activities “Su-34” and “Su-35” are recorded, including a time unloading all ammunition, information that can be downloaded from the plane’s electronics upon returning to the base.
On the other hand, the newspaper uses a very primitive means to monitor the sorties of Syrian and Russian air flights, where a network of monitors has been established, who live near all air bases, and try to determine the type and direction of fighters and helicopters, then they broadcast these observations and forecasts on social networking sites and «telegram channels ».
The newspaper concluded by referring to what was confirmed by the Russian military expert, Vladislav Shurygin, that talking about “the horrors of Russian aviation” was aimed, in the early days of the military operation in Syria against terrorism, to raise the issue of imposing a no-fly zone over Russian and Syrian air over the territory where terrorists are. This does not only hinder the progress of the Syrian Arab Army, but also creates the risk of a military confrontation between NATO and Russia