Israel’s Latest Act Was A Warning For Putin



The 19FortyFive website reports that the Islamic Republic of Iran and Israel routinely engage in “shadow warfare” in Syria. Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) attack Iranian assets in the nation because Damascus acts as a conduit for Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) weapons transfers throughout the region.

Since more than ten years ago, the Jewish state has carried out a number of bombings and operations to counter Tehran’s expanding influence in the area and its capacity to arm proxies in nearby nations. This is why the recent operation of the Israeli Air Force over Syria earlier this week did not receive much media attention. Analysts projected that Israel would respond correspondingly as Tehran increased its rhetoric of aggression and built its arsenal. But the most recent airstrike by the IDF was special since it coincided with a Russian Navy base on the Mediterranean Sea. This episode may have been intended to warn Moscow about its cordial relations with Tehran.

Israeli fighter jets conducted a series of barrages near Tartus and Damascus during the airstrike mission on Sunday. According to reports, three soldiers were killed in the assaults. According to a news source supported by the Syrian government, several of the Israeli Air Force’s missiles were reportedly intercepted.

Even though it is unlikely, Syria frequently asserts that its military shoots down Israeli rockets. According to a rumor spread by Syrian state-run media outlets, an Israeli F-35I Adir fifth-generation fighter was allegedly hit by a Russian-made S-200 missile in 2017. Industry and military specialists mostly discounted this implausible assertion.

According to The Times of Israel, the Israeli strike allegedly targeted a Syrian army air defense facility in the vicinity of Abu Afsa, south of Tartus, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. According to the opposition monitor, Iran-backed militants are frequently present at the base, which depends on a network of informants within Syria and has come under fire for having ambiguous financing sources.

The location of Israel’s airstrikes in Syria is essential because Tartus serves as the Russian Navy’s base of operations in the nation. The incident in question is the “closest a strike has gone near a Russian base,” according to analyst Arie Egozi.

Israel’s Air Force probably exploited the location of recent airstrikes it conducted in Syria to discourage further collaboration between the Kremlin and the Assad regime.