Major development: Syria shoots down Israeli jet

March 17th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –
– SANA – – translated by Samer Hussein –
General Command of the Syrian Armed Forces confirmed to the media that the Syrian air defense systems shot down an Israeli jet that violated Syrian airspace in the Bureij area near the Lebanese border on Thursday night.
The statement reads:
Four Israeli jets violated Syrian airspace at at 2:40 am in the Bureij area, located next to the Lebanese border and targeted  military positions in the direction East of Palymra in the central province of Homs.
The air defense system responded and shot down the jet inside in the Occupied Territories, hit another one and forced the rest to flee.
This blatant assault is only helping ISIS to boost their morale and their terrorist activities amid the catastrophic results the terrorist group is facing at the moment.”
The statement further added that the “General Command of the Syrian Army is determined to counter any possible future violations and acts of aggression, coming from the Israeli side”.

During the past three years, Israel occasionally violated Syrian airspace and bombed Syrian Army positions in the areas of Damascus province, often while the Syrian Army was in the midst of battle with the terrorist groups.

EU and Turkey close airspace to Russian warplanes fighting Daesh

What is clear is that the EU, Turkey, and the U.S., despite their smooth words to the contrary, will use all means at their disposal to stop Russia and keep ISIS. They intend for  ISIS/Daesh to go on and win. They have not changed their goal.

The public can trust these smiling deceitful NATO players, or judge them by their actions and history. Games over.

Global Research, December 21, 2015
Sputnik News 19 December 2015

Europe and Turkey closed their airspace for Russian Long-Range Aviation planes carrying out airstrikes on Daesh positions in Syria, forcing Russian pilots to reroute, Deputy Commander Maj. Gen. Anatoly Konovalov said Saturday.

According to Konovalov, Russian pilots had to leave for Syria from Russia’s northernmost Olenegorsk military airport in order to bypass Europe and then cross the Mediterranean Sea toward Syria.

“There were certain issues that excluded the possibility of performing the tasks by other means. Europe would not allow us, Turkey would not allow us,” Konovalov said.He added that even in such conditions, Russia’s Long-Range Aviation proved its capability to perform the assigned tasks.

Russia has been conducting airstrikes on positions of IS, a group outlawed in many countries including Russia, in Syria since late September at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The original source of this article is Sputnik News