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Syria’s Air Defenses Intercepted 22 Missiles During Recent Israeli Attack: Russian MoD

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Syria’s Air Defenses Intercepted 22 Missiles During Recent Israeli Attack: Russian MoD

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The Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF) shot down 22 missiles fired by Israel during the recent strikes on central Syria, Rear Adm. Vadim Kulit, deputy head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria, announced on August 20.

“The Syrian air defense on duty destroyed 22 missiles from the Russian-made Buk-M2E and Pantsir-S systems,” Kulit said.

The Israeli strikes, which were launched from Lebanon’s airspace late on August 19, hit several targets near the Syrian capital, Damascus, as well as in the southern countryside of Homs. There was no immediate reaction from Tel Aviv, which rarely comments on its military operations in Syria.

The Lebanese government condemned the strikes and lodged a complaint against Israel for violating its airspace at the United Nations.

According to Kulit, there are no casualties among the Syrian military personnel as a result of the Israeli strikes. Civilian and non-government causalities were, however, reported.

In the town of Qarah, near Damascus, four civilians were killed and three others were wounded. Two pro-government fighters from Homs, who were allegedly linked to Hezbollah, were also killed in an unspecified area.

Syria’s Air Defenses Intercepted 22 Missiles During Recent Israeli Attack: Russian MoD

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Syria’s Air Defenses Intercepted 22 Missiles During Recent Israeli Attack: Russian MoD

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Kulit’s announcement was not a suprise. A recent report by the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper revealed that Russian has been working to restrict Israel’s attacks on Syria by improving the capabilities of the SyAADF.

The August 19 strikes on central Syria were a part of Israel’s “War-Between-Wars” military campaign. The campaign is meant to push Iran and its allies out of Syria as well as to prevent them from developing their offensive capabilities. None of these goals have been achieved, yet.


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They always “intercept” missiles yet the targets Israel strikes are always destroyed. This piece of shit pantsir has proven to be useless, just like all Russian anti air.


Right … first off no one claims they intercept every missile … some get through and if the IAF are as awesome as you seem to think why do they have to keep hitting the same targets over and over and why are they afraid to fly over Syrian airspace.

Arch Bungle

‘israel’ pounds the desert sand for more than 10 years and still achieves nothing.

How do you explain this?

Rhodium 10

Have you ever seen huge explosion in Syria like we have seen in Gaza?…No! because all missile have been intercepted and just debris can cause damage in civilians homes.

Fog of War

” For months, the Biden administration was stockpiling military equipment for the Taliban before the collapse of the Afghan government. The report comes from Reuters who shares that well over a month before the Taliban’s march across the country, the Biden administration was sending military equipment to Afghanistan amid a “planned withdrawal.”


” The new face of Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers owes his freedom to the U.S.

In 2001, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, a co-founder of the Taliban, tried to arrange the group’s surrender to the new U.S.-backed Afghan government. It was rejected. He spent most of the past decade under arrest in Pakistan.

He returns to power 20 years later after the U.S. lobbied for his release when the Trump administration launched talks with the Taliban. At the helm of the group’s political office in Doha, its de facto embassy, Mullah Baradar led talks with the U.S. that culminated in a deal to end America’s engagement in the 20-year war. ”


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Last edited 28 days ago by Fog of War

Sure… they‘re all flashing ghe „CIA-finger“. No situational explanation possible…

Peter Wallace

Most militaries train people to hold their trigger finger that way , especially if you have one up the spout . Possible that Pakistan military or ex trained them. Who knows with the CIA as I am sure they have units training both sides unknown to the other .


It is quite obvious that the Taliban now is not the same Taliban that was routed early on. This is the puppet Taliban.

Fog of War

” By their deeds ye shall know them. ”

We’ll see what the Taliban do to the poppy fields. The answer lies there.

north K

not sure how long israel will last and certainly whatever they are doing is not working out well. iran will likely become a super power encompassing from lebanon and all the way to afghanistan. israel and jews may need another 9/11.

Last edited 28 days ago by north K
Fog of War

Iran has smaller economy then Germany or France. Are they superpowers ?

north K

the most important elements to become a super power is land mass, natural resources and population. those pretty much determined the war depth. as chairman mao once said, power comes from the barrel of a gun. economy can come and go, but those things never change.

Last edited 28 days ago by north K
Fog of War

Mao’s China was no superpower either. Being one always involves wealth, lots of it.


Well you just made the case that America will remain the world superpower.


“Superpower” is overused. Iran could certainly become the dominant regional power in the ME. They hold the same mountainous, easily defended territory that allowed them to become an empire in the past. They just signed a huge trade agreement with China and if China can tame the Taliban they’ll have trade routes that can’t be blockaded by the USA or Israel. Iran has huge energy and mineral resources and the Persians are smart people. They are kept poor today by the USA’s dominance of the seas and airspace …. the USA has no power over Eurasian land routes and no way of attacking Iran without taking horrendous casualties.

Fog of War

Very true.

Arch Bungle

Economies are for those who don’t have intrinsic power.

Fog of War

I concur. A great economic power stands no chance against a great military power.


Iran will not be a superpower. Get real dude.

Fog of War

Finally, some common sense.


Israel leadership are forever announcing their raids on Syria – mostly as political propaganda. The Israeli right wing Likud hawks (the original Neo-Cons) are convinced such raids will keep them in domestic power, and will project regional strongman image to neighbors. Of course, empty vessels make the loudest noises. And the knockdown rate of IAF attack missiles, by SyAAF air defenses, is always ignored or downplayed by Israeli statements. But that is just part of same Israeli propaganda policy, never admit their losses. Forget the partisan western media and Twitter troll disinformation, Pantsir and Buk systems are very effective defensive counter weapons.

Last edited 28 days ago by Ailerons

Let‘s say 10 and we have a deal.


1. Likud is not in power anymore.
2. They do not announce raids. They discuss them ex post facto, warning their enemies that more are coming if they keep up their shenanigans.
3. Syrians claim to knock down almost all Israeli missiles, but somehow, IRGC and Hiz depots get blown up and their top men get wiped out.
4. Israel is a democracy with a free press. They cannot hide casualties like Syria can. Even prisoners who die in jail are accounted for (thought sometimes later than others).
5. Cannot comment on systems. I am no expert. But IAF seems to get the target more often than not.


Bullshit, keep lying Russia.


IAF are cowards who shoot missiles at Syria from behind human shield of Lebanese commercial air traffic. More like, Timid_Zion.

Last edited 28 days ago by BabylonGarden

How come we are cowards if we still attack targets that pose a threat to us? that is called being brave. The way to do it is not important, in the end we still hit our targets and destroy them. And you can only dream 22 missiles were intercepted, no Russian 50 years old junk can intercept our most advanced missiles.


To make it simple for you, Timid_Zion: IAF hides behind third party Lebanese country and fires at Syria, who cant responsibly fire back at warplanes without endangering Lebanese commercial air traffic. This is no accident – it is IAF tactical policy. Because they are too cowardly to approach the Syrian border and engage directly. Capiche? Timid_Zion.


Truth hurts, huh, Ariel. But it’s Bibi and Benny who’ve been bullshitting – to you.

Last edited 28 days ago by YepItsTrue

every bit of bad news is learning experience not something to be scoffed at.

the SAA took down 22 missiles but they all target areas were still hit. While several other targeted nothing. (empty areas)

so the IDF strategy here is fire 80% dummy missiles to oversaturate SAA anti-air, and i have seen the videos of interceptions.

You looking at possibly a 32 missile strike which is almost half of 76 (daily) missiles that I suggested. You should also take notice that Hezbollah more frequent verbal threats means that this might start having an impact.

this is much better than 6-12 missile that bibi supporters fired. (which was only twice a month)
there is a strategy here zion please understand that

Last edited 28 days ago by Lrcaptain
Luis A Barreto Suarez

Super …


If The Resistance is truly united it should introduce a new Rule Of Engagement to declare ‘like for like’ response to israeli aggression. Therein, 24 missiles should be fired at similar targets in israel, and at a time The Resistance chooses.

Lance Ripplinger

Interesting evolution of the BUK system. The info-graphic does a good job of showing the upgrades over the years. Especially note the BUK-2 series, with clearly improved radar and electronics; look how much more compact the radar is, versus the huge dome like thing hanging off the original BUK-1 series. And the BUK-3 looks like it has different missile tubes, reminiscent of ones used in the S-300 and S-400 systems.


so the zionists want to see more of their stuff blow up in return well it will happen and they will again be stupidly suprised by it and try to hide the truth of what happened to them but again its really just showing how stupid and pathetic the zionists are and how they have no future


these zionists were proven that all of their territory can be hit and now these idiots really beg for their capabilities to be destroyed its just amazing how stupid they are and this is why they wont survive after 2022 they prove my point themselves these idiots by begging to be hit again and again this time around a missile could mistakenly hit dimona who knows its not as if the zionists can control things they will be hit where ever the resistance choses to hit them

Last edited 27 days ago by farbat
Fog of War

” this is why they wont survive after 2022 ”

You promise ?

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