Monday 20 January 2020
News ID: 73696
Publish Date: 09 December 2019 - 21:24
DAMASCUS (Dispatches) – Russian fighter jets have intercepted the Zionist regime’s warplanes that were flying over southern Syria, media reports say.
According to Russian publication Avia.Pro, Russia’s warplanes intercepted the Zionist regime’s warplanes that had been seeking to attack the T-4 Airbase in Syria’s western province of Homs last week.
Two Russian Su-35 fighters took off from the Hmeimim Airbase in Syria’s western coastal province of Latakia to intercept the warplanes, according to the report.
The Zionist regime has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria, including in the Golan Heights, most of them against what the occupying regime claims to be the positions of pro-Syrian forces.
The Syrian military has mostly repelled the Zionist strikes, shooting down most of the incoming rockets.
In early 2018, Syria targeted and shot down at least one Israeli F-16 that had intruded into its airspace.
Syria has called on the United Nations to adopt necessary measures to stop the regime’s repeated acts of military aggression in its territory.
The Zionist regime claims from time to time targeting Iranian forces or Iran-backed fighters in Syria.  
Iran says it has no troops other than military advisers in Syria, which has retaken most of the territories held by foreign-backed militants and terrorist groups.
On Sunday, Zionist war minister Naftali Bennett warned against what he called Iran’s continued presence in Syria, saying Tel Aviv would prevent the establishment of a stable Iranian military presence in the Arab country.
"It is no secret that Iran is trying to establish a ring of fire around” Israel, Bennett said at a conference. "We say to Iran: Syria will become your Vietnam.”
The belligerent remarks came a day after the Zionist regime’s foreign minister Israel Katz threatened a military operation against Iran with the help of the United States, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Tehran has a policy of not commenting on such claims, saying they do not merit a response.

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