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Russia blames Israel over plane, says Syrian strikes not in its interests

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Published: 24 September 2018

Last updated: 4 March 2024

IDF rejects claim of ‘criminal negligence’; Russia says attacks weaken Assad and will prolong the war, which runs counter to its aims in the region

Russia warned Israel before downing of plane: Attacking Syrian targets harms Moscow’s interests (Haaretz)
According to the Russians, Israeli strikes weaken Assad and harm his attempts to end the Syrian conflict

IDF rejects Moscow claim of ‘criminal negligence,’ vows to keep targeting Iran (Times of Israel)
Military responds to Russian defense ministry’s accusation that it’s responsible for Syria downing spy plane, says those involved know the facts

Photo: Russia's presentation of its investigation into the downing of its plane, September 23 (Haaretz)

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