Report: Russia Demands More Israeli Notice Before Strikes in Syria

A 9A83ME launcher unit of the S-300VM 'Antey-2500' (NATO reporting name SA-23 Gladiator\Giant), Russian-made anti-ballistic missile system, is displayed during the MAKS-2013, the International Aviation and Space Show, in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, on August 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

The Times of Israel reports: Russia is demanding Israel give it more advanced notice before carrying out airstrikes on targets in Syria, Israeli television reported Wednesday, as newly published satellite photographs purported to show the deployment of four advanced Russian anti-aircraft batteries near a suspected Syrian chemical weapons site.

Russia last month announced it would supply Syria with the S-300 air defense systems, after one of its military planes was downed by a Syrian missile during an Israeli strike in the country.

Moscow has blamed Israel for the incident, in which 15 Russian servicemen were killed, a charge denied by Israel.

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