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Silt-20 with the Russian military was brought down by the Syrian air defenses — Rambler News Service


The Russian Defense Ministry has stated that Il-20 with the Russian military has been onboard brought down by the air defense rocket of Syria, transfers Zvezda TV channel. According to department, in the evening on September 17 four F-16 of the Israeli Air Force have struck blow with the operated aviation bombs to the Syrian objects near Latakia. It is noted that calling on the purpose was carried out at small height from the Mediterranean Sea. The Ministry of Defence emphasizes that the Israeli planes have purposely created a dangerous situation for the surface ships and aircrafts which are in this area. Bombing was carried out near the location of the French Auvergne frigate and in close proximity to the Russian Il-20 plane coming in the land. The ministry reports that the Israeli pilots, being covered with the Russian plane, have set up him under fire of anti-aircraft weapons of Syria. As a result Il-20, whose effective reflecting surface 10 times more than at F-16, have been brought down by a rocket of the S-200 complex. "We regard these provocative actions of Israel as hostile. As a result of irresponsible actions of the Israeli military 15 Russian servicemen have died. It doesn't answer spirit of the Russian-Israeli partnership at all" — have said in the Ministry of Defence. The ministry has added that Russia reserves the right for adequate reciprocal actions. Earlier the CNN TV channel with reference to a source reported that Il-20 has been brought down by the Syrian air defenses during reflection of the attack of the Israeli Air Force. The Israel Defense Forces have refused to comment on this information.

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