The opposition groups also claimed the airstrikes targeted S-300 battery launcher. But it was not clear if the Syrian military had even received the state-of-the-art Russian air missile system. Last December, AFP quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin as saying that Russia had delivered some components of S-300, but not a complete system yet. It was not clear what components had been delivered, and if the Israelis were targeting those components yesterday.
Meanwhile, Lebanon’s LBCI reported today that two Israeli jets breached the sound barrier off Batroun district in north Lebanon at 10:45 pm on Sunday, executed circular flight and then left at 11:55 PM. (LBCI/JPost, 27 January).
In October, Israel conducted air raids against a missile base near Latakia. In September, Israel attacked an arms depot in Latakia.
File photo: IAF A-4, F-16 jets at Hatzerim Airbase in Negev Desert. (Amir Cohen/Reuters)