JRL NEWSWATCH: “Russia to Supply Syria With Air-Defense System, Raising Tensions With Israel; The delivery of the S-300 raises the risks of escalation with Israel in a complex ground-and-air conflict involving multiple countries” – Wall Street Journal/James Marson/ Felicia Schwartz

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“… [Russia] plans to send a powerful air-defense system to Syria, escalating tensions with Israel following the downing of a Russian war plane last week that the Kremlin has blamed on Israeli forces.  Syrian air defense systems shot down the Russian reconnaissance plane, killing 15 service members on board, as they defended against Israeli military jets that were attacking Iranian targets in Syria. .. Shoigu said … Russia would supply … al-Assad, with an S-300 missile system within two weeks. * * *  The Israeli military said that avoiding accidents with Russian forces remains a shared interest amid regional challenges and that it would continue efforts to prevent Iran from establishing itself in Syria and from providing Hezbollah with lethal weapons.”

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