An Israeli military reconnaissance aircraft was seen flying 60-65 kilometers near the military base of the Russian Navy base in the Syrian port of Tartus, reports Avia.pro news outlet with reference to ADS-B Exchange air traffic monitoring service. This is the first time that the Israeli plane came so close to the Russian naval base.
According to Avia.pro, the plane was most likely interested in air defense systems, including the Russian S-300 missile systems, which provide security from the direction of Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the Syrian S-300, located near the city of Masyaf.
According to a number of sources, these air defense systems have been put on full alert, and within the next 72 hours the Syrian military expects new possible strikes from Israel.
Currently, there is a dispute between Israel and Russia about the feasibility of airstrikes on Syrian and Iraq targets. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to convince Putin not to interfere with Israel's military operations in Syria, but Putin insists that Russia will not let Israel harm the Syrian Armed Forces, because the Kremlin continues to support Bashar al-Assad's regime.
Earlier, it was reported that the Kremlin allegedly gave the Syrian military permission to use its Russian-made aerial defense systems against Israel, provided that Syria takes responsibility for the consequences