: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Passenger plane comes under fire over Syria, makes emergency landing


An Airbus A320 carrying 172 passengers from Tehran to Damascus was forced to make an emergency landing at the Russia-controlled Khmeimim Air Base in Syria, after coming under fire from Syrian air defences, Russian state news agency RIA revealed on Friday, citing a Russian Defence Ministry spokesman.
The Syrian forces were responding to Israeli strikes on targets, Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov disclosed, according to Interfax news agency.
“After 2 am, four Israeli F-16 fighter jets launched eight air-to-ground missiles in the suburbs of Damascus without entering Syrian airspace”, he revealed. “Such operations by Israeli strategists gamble the lives of hundreds of …read more

Source:: Middle East Monitor

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