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Russian Military Releases Radar Data Confirming Israeli F-16 Hid Behind IL-20 Off Syrian Coast

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Russian Military Releases Radar Data Confirming Israeli F-16 Hid Behind IL-20 Off Syrian Coast

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On September 24, the Russian Defenes Ministry revelaed a data captured by the S-400 system deployed at Khmeimim air base in the Syrian province of Lattakia.

The data confirms that an Israeli F-16 jet used a Russian IL-20 warplane as cover during the September 17 Israeli attack on Syria.

“Today’s data no longer suggests, but clearly proves that the blame for the tragedy with the Russian Il-20 aircraft lies entirely with the Israeli air force and with those who authorized this kind of activity,” Russian military spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov stated pointing out that at least one Israeli jet flew at altitude of 10,000 meters, sharing azimuth with the Russian plane during the incident

Earlier on September 24, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that Russia will supply Syria with the S-300 air defense system to improve its air defense capabilities.

Meanwhile, the Israeli Defense Forces continue rejecting that Israel is the side responsible for the IL-20 incident. Furthermore, it claimed that F-16 jets were in Israeli airspace when the IL-20 was shot down by Syrian air defense fire.

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