Syria: Israel Should ‘Recalculate’ Before Striking Again

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad, speaks during a news conference in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, March 10, 2018. Mekdad denied opposition charges that government forces used poison gas in their attacks on eastern Ghouta. Mekdad added that insurgents groups in …

Ynetnews reports: A senior Syrian official has warned that Israel will need to think twice before attacking Syrian targets, following a Russian announcement that it will be supplying an S-300 anti-missile system to its ally.

Moscow made the announcement in response to the downing of the Ilyushin IL-20 Russian spy plane by Syrian air defenses while trying to repel an IAF attack on the coastal city of Latakia. “Israel, which got used to carrying out many attacks under different pretexts, would have to recalculate and reconsider before attacking again,” said Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad, emboldened by the latest development.

The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Sunday that Israel bears responsibility for the Syrian downing of the Russian reconnaissance plane during the Latakia offensive, despite Jerusalem’s claims to the contrary.

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