Russia's Military Build-Up in Syria Could Be a Game-Changer for Israel

(Ha'aretz) Amos Harel - According to foreign media reports, every few months the Israel Air Force attacks arms convoys carrying Syrian war materiel to Hizbullah in Lebanon, to prevent the terror group from acquiring advanced weapons systems. The attacks rarely provoke a response, given the weakness of Syria's air force and the relatively limited capabilities of its air defense systems. However, if Russia is dispatching jet fighters and establishing a new military base in Syria, this may change the rules of this game.

2015-09-07 00:00:00

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