Russia’s alliance with Syria paid off with two permanent military bases, one naval and the other an airbase. What is Russia’s strategy here? Why is Russia allowing Israeli IAF to continuously conduct air and missile strikes in Syrian territory? The regional landscape is up for grabs and nations are eager to establish a footprint in the territory of Syria. Secondly, the other reason is to counter Iran’s influence in the region. Outside the box and looking in, it is obvious that Russia is supporting both Syria and Israel. Will Russia support or join Israel in the fight against Iran? Whether or not Russia openly involves themselves in an Israeli/Iranian conflict, their strategy is paying off by impeding the advance of U.S. influence in the region.
Israeli air strikes, rockets hit Syria
Source: France 24
The Israeli army carried out air strikes and fired rockets at targets in Syria overnight, causing damage near a military position, the Syrian army said Tuesday.
The Israeli air force conducted strikes on the Qutayfeh area northeast of Damascus, causing the Syrian army to retaliate and “hit one of its planes”, the Syrian army said in a statement.
Syrian air defences intercepted one rocket, but several more hit “near a military position, causing material damage,” it added.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said the air strikes targeted Syrian army and Hezbollah weapon depots.
The strikes sparked “successive explosions and fires, causing material damage” in the depots, where land-to-land missiles have been stored among other weapons, the Observatory said.