Israel and Russia intend to set up a working group, involving a number of other states, which will facilitate the withdrawal of foreign forces from Syria, a high-ranking source in the Israeli government told Sputnik on Wednesday.

“It was decided to create a group with the participation of Russia, Israel and several other countries, which will work on the issue of the withdrawal of foreign forces from Syria”, the official said after the talks. He declined, however, to specify the details of the initiative, including the countries that could be involved in the process in addition to Israel and Russia.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met earlier on Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow to discuss security in the Middle East with a focus on Iran.

Netanyahu said Wednesday that high-level contacts between Russia and Israel contribute to security and stability in the Middle East.

“I believe that the direct link between us, our direct contact is important and guarantees lack of problems and clashes and ensures stability and security in our region”, Netanyahu said.

Russia-Israel relations were put to test following the fatal crash of the Russian Il-20 plane in September 2018 that the Russian Defense Ministry held the Israeli Air Force responsible for.

The plane was downed by a missile launched by Syria’s air defense system targeting Israeli F-16 jets that were carrying out airstrikes in Syrian Latakia province. The incident claimed the lives of 15 Russian servicemen.

However, a high-ranking source in the Israeli government said earlier on Wednesday that Moscow and Tel Aviv have overcome the crisis in bilateral relations that was caused by the incident with a Russian Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft.

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The source also stressed that Israel will continue to operate in Syria against the ‘Iranian aggression’, while maintaining communication channels to avoid further conflicts with Russia.

Israel views Iran as a permanent threat to its national security and tries to undermine positions of the alleged pro-Iranian forces in neighboring Lebanon and Syria.

 

 

Source: Sputnik

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Bibi the horrible clown on the road to nowhere

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Economy doubled in 10 years, foreign invests tripled, now Israel is even more performing than Silicon Valley in hi-tech and bio-tech and they’re entering the energy market with the gas basin. Sorry, I don’t call it a “road to nowhere”.

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who cares during the height of its operations, the Medellín Cartel brought in more than US$70 million per day (roughly $26 billion in a year) go bother somebody clown

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who cares. During the height of its operations, the Medellín Cartel brought in more than US$70 million per day (roughly $26 billion in a year) bother somebody else clown

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who cares, in he eighties the Medellín Cartel brought in more than US$70 million per day. roughly $26 billion in a year, bother someone else

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Between dashbags sux comments and “high-ranking source in the Israeli government said………… ” AMN has lost its luster and no longer a go to first for events in Syria and ME. Just saying….

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Fake-News: “However, a high-ranking source in the Israeli government said earlier on Wednesday that Moscow and Tel Aviv”
=> There are no governmental agencies but Mossad in Tel-Aviv. Govt is in Jerusalem.

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“have overcome the crisis in bilateral relations that was caused by the incident with a Russian Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft”
=> This Il-20M was an ELINT/COMINT/SIGINT asset = a spy-plane.

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And the Il-20M was shot down by SyADF “just” 20 minutes after F-16s dropped their (110km range) gliding bombs which flew for 9 minutes before hitting targets.

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S-200 are useless under 300m altitude and except OTHs like monster Duga, Kontainer, Nostradamus, etc, which Syria hasn’t, a land based radar doesn’t “sees” under the horizon, so range is no more than 40-50km.

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The narrative of the F-16 taking cover behind Il-20M makes no sense : low altitude flight is enough to take cover and F-16 can fly at Mach 1.2 at sea level = 514km in 20 min and 350-380km in high subsonic.

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I’m bored to read always the same BS from people writing about military stuff not knowing what they talk about. Russian MoD did a cover-up : saying the truth would have been embarrassing…/…

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…/… gving ammos to Putin’s opposition, then also showing Russian MoD incompetence : IDF warned them of the upcoming strike, they should have kept the Il-20M away from the coastal area.

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look at the huge circling Il-20M did, even low on fuel, they could have landed in Aleppo or Damascus. In fact, the truth would have ended with some Russian air-marshall fired.