0 $
2,500 $
5,000 $
100 $

Israeli Fighter Jets Used Airliners As Cover While Carrying Out Airstrikes On Syria’s Palmyra: Russian MoD

Support SouthFront

Israeli Fighter Jets Used Airliners As Cover While Carrying Out Airstrikes On Syria’s Palmyra: Russian MoD

FILE PHOTO An Israeli F-16 fighter jet © Amir Cohen / Reuters

Syria’s air defenses didn’t engage the Israeli fighter jets that carried out the October 13 airstrikes on the outskirts of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra because they were using two civilian airliners as a cover, Rare Admiral Vadim Kulit, deputy chief of the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria, revealed on October 14.

The Russian officer said that the airstrikes were carried out by four F-16 fighter jets that penetrated Syria’s airspace over the US-occupied southeastern area of al-Tanf.

“The Syrian military command decided not to engage air defense systems, because two civilian aircraft, en route from Dubai to Beirut and from Baghdad to Damascus, were present in the air defense area of effect,” Kulit said, according to the TASS news agency.

This was not the first time the Israeli Air Force used this tactic. On 17 September 2018, Israeli fighter jets on a mission to strike targets on the Syrian coast used a Russian Il-20 intelligence plane as a cover from Syrian air defenses. The plane was shot down by friendly fire. Back then, 15 Russian service members were killed.

The October 13 airstrikes claimed the lives of a Syrian service members and three Iranian-backed Syrian fighters. Many others were reportedly wounded.

According to Kulit, the airstrikes damaged a phosphate ore processing plant and destroyed a communication tower near Palmyra. The damage was visible in new satellite images.

The Allies of Syria Operations Room, which commands Iranian-backed forces in Syria, threatened Israeli with a “very harsh response” to the airstrikes.

Israel’s hopes that its repeated attacks on Syria will force Iran out from the country. However, these attacks are only leading to more escalation. The threat posed to Israel is even growing as a result of these unprovoked attacks.


Support SouthFront


Notify of
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Dennis Kovac

I_s_r_a_e_l is the cancer and the surgery operation is needed to remove it

Last edited 1 month ago by Dennis Kovac
US & EU are Zion slaves

They have done it before and it worked. Why wouldn’t they do it again?
They use Lebanon’s air space or hide behind civilians airliners just like their kinds – Wahhabi terrorists.

It is funny how Israel uses civilians airliners to attack…hmmm, I mean Wahhabi and Zion know how to use civilian planes to kill others….

Peppe il Sicario

What brave Israeli pilots….incredible! Their aeronautical feats are a testament to their unparalleled skill and courage!!! They fear no one, not even 10 year old, rock throwing children or semi-blind, one-legged cripples armed with slingshots!!!!

Last edited 1 month ago by Peppe il Sicario
Chris Gr

IRGC hates Iraqi Ba’athism while supporting Syrian Ba’athism?


Soon enough Israel is getting what it deserves.

“And never think that Allah is unaware of what the wrongdoers do. He only delays them for a Day when eyes will stare [in horror].”
Quran 14:42

Chris Gr

Do you want to tell you about Gog Magog?


You Zionist wahabi will suffer soon, don’t you worry

Chris Gr

I am not Wahhabi


Empty threats, we have enough firepower to wipe out all of you. Sit down and shut up.


Cowardly zionist sub-human scumbag, you’re day will come.


Try us, we wait for you.


Going by words of true Jews, Zion dies and they burn in hell for good, before they get to fight.
No one needs to remove your satanic kind, god will.

More and more people starting to see your true faces, just how others before try to show your ugly satanic faces to the world.

Corrupt shithole of Ukropisstan

Isisraeli chair force is engaging in active terrorism on a daily basis.
Syria should ban all civilian flights for a month.
And blast everything in the air.

Last edited 1 month ago by Corrupt shithole of Ukropisstan

Typical Israeli terrorism.
And if Russia noticed this why don’t they press for sanctions in the UN?? This is active state terrorism, and if you have proof then a moral obligation would be to try and do something about it, not just say “yep, that’s terrorism oh if only someone would do something”. Russia is being a coward here for only acknowledging that which we all already know but not doing anything visible to stop it.


Russia is not in Syria to protect Syrian people,


As long as they get away with it they will continue,time to hit a Israeli airbase in Israel,thats where the vipers are based.


cowards time has reach to die . and this zionist scum is on the death bed. soon will be annihalated


Rafik don’t be mad, we haven’t even started.


Haven’t started for how long now, your shit is still in your pants dried for years.


You talk tough for a little slimey transgender zionist untermench. I would like to meet you.


If true, pretty brilliant on IAF part.
This is war. You want to hit your enemies. If you know you can do so with help, you do it.


It’s not brilliant, it’s a war crime. Using innocents as a shield for their flying piece of shit of a jet


Iranian terrosts speaks of a war crime. Funny, go F yourself and your mullahs.


Zion were one of the first terrorist group in the world LMFAO, you go fuk yourself pig.
Zion are known terrorists, and war crimes are just what they do the best with their gay Wahabbi friends.


Do you ever lie awake at night and think of how many ss warriors pumped your grandmother?


Violating all the basic protocols of international civil aviation and jeopardizing commercial air traffic is not brilliant. It is an incredibly irresponsible and cowardly act. Disgraceful behavior without any military honor.

Last edited 1 month ago by GoldStandard

Yeah, it is BRILLIANT, how did you like 9/11?
It was done by Israeli-Zion and Wahhabis-goat fukers.


IAF always does this – usually in Lebanese airspace behind commercial air traffic. It is widely considered an act of cowardice for a professional military force to fight a war from behind a civilian human shields. Recall the western public’s scorn against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq when foreign journalists and nationals were paraded as human shields in lead up to Iraq War 1.0. But the thing about Israel is nobody in largely pro-Israeli western MSM ever reports about IAF tactical doctrine. Because, doing so would reveal IAF as routinely and recklessly endangering regional civilian air traffic, grossly violating accepted international rules of civil aviation, engaging an acts of military cowardice by hiding behind involuntary civilian shields, and lastly, undermine Israel’s own self-hyped boasts that it is superior to regional Arab militaries, as in reality, the IAF are too frightened to approach Syria directly and operate in an open playing field of combat.

Last edited 1 month ago by TruthBombz

Nobody asks you rear Admiral Vadim Kulit, if you risk our security interests then we will act. keep that in your Ruski mind.


A pig like you can only talk and hide under yanquis dead bodies, Zion school teaches their kind to STFU. You should remember what you learned fuk face. shhhh

Chris Gr

This idiot is Icarus Tanovic

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x