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Israel Once Again Provocatively Hides behind Civilian Aircraft in its Attacks on Syria

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Despite repeated statements at the UN by official Syrian authorities, Israel continues regular airstrikes against Syrian civilian targets, including provocative airstrikes when its fighter jets start hiding behind civilian aircraft.

In early September alone, Israeli Air Force fighter jets fired 24 missiles at targets inside Syria. The Syrian Air Defense Force destroyed 21 missiles thanks to Russian-made Buk-M2E and Pantsir-S1 systems. Before that, the Syrian Air Defense Force repulsed another Israeli attack in the skies over Damascus.

On October 8, six Israeli Air Force F-16 aircraft attacked, using 12 guided missiles, the T-4 airfield in the Syrian province of Homs, north of Al-Tanf. They carried out the attack from the Lebanese airspace after having crossed of state borders of Syria. The Syrian Air Defense Force destroyed eight Israeli missiles using the Russian-made Pantsir surface-to-air missile launcher system. The Israeli attack injured six Syrian soldiers guarding the civilian facility and damaged Syrian Arab Armed Forces equipment.

On October 13, during the night hours, four Israeli Air Force F-16 aircraft re-entered Syrian airspace near the US-occupied Al-Tanf zone in Homs province and, hiding behind civilian aircraft, which flew at that moment, carried out an airstrike on a phosphate processing plant near Palmyra. The Syrian army command decided not to use anti-aircraft systems to repulse the attack. There were two........

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