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