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Israel passes data on downed by Syria IL-20 to Russia

The Israeli soldiers presented in Moscow the conclusion on the situation with crash of Russian aircraft
13:19, 21 September 2018

Israel Defense Forces

The Israeli soldiers passed the data on downed IL-20 to the Russian side as well as the information about the activity of Iran in Syria as Israel Defense Forces reported.

"The Israeli military commanders presented the report on the situation on the Russian aircraft downed by the Syrian air defense systems," the message said.

Additionally, the Defense Forces spoke about the current attempts of Israel to establish its military presence in Syria and pass the strategic armament to the terrorist organization "Hezbollah".

Related: Ukraine denies Russia's claims about belonging of missile that downed MH17

Earlier several airstrikes were launched at Syrian port Lattakia. Russian Defence Ministry informed that IL-20 with 14 military servicemen got lost. It supposed to have been back at the Russian base Humaimam, Syria.

Russia accused Israel of this incident as IL-20 was downed over the Mediterranean Sea by Syrian air defense system as Israeli F-16 fighter aircrafts hid behind the Russian aircraft. Moreover, Russia's Foreign Ministry summoned Harry Koren, the Israeli Ambassador, due to the crash of Russian IL-20 in Syria.

Related: Missile that downed MH17 belongs to Ukraine, - Russian defense ministry

Reportedly, as a result of Russia’s airstrikes at Syrian province Idlib 13 people died. Later, Russia claimed to be continuing bombardments in Idlib, “if necessary”.

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