In their on-going war against Hezbollah, Israel has carried out airstrikes against weapon convoys in Syria. Syria finally decided to throw a few antiaircraft missiles at the Israeli jet fighters. That is not what you would call a career enhancing move. Israel promises to wipe out any missile batteries that decide to open up.
As Written and reported by the AFP:
Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Sunday threatened to destroy Syrian air defence systems after they fired ground-to-air missiles at Israeli warplanes carrying out strikes.
“The next time the Syrians use their air defence systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation,” Lieberman said on Israeli public radio.
Israeli warplanes hit several targets in Syria on Friday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying the strikes targeted weapons bound for Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah movement.
Syria’s military said it had downed one of the Israeli planes and hit another as they were carrying out the pre-dawn strikes near the famed desert city of Palmyra that it recaptured from jihadists this month.
The Israeli military denied that any planes had been hit. The Syrian government has made similar…..
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