S-300 battery, which can only be operated by Russian officers, reportedly launches missile at IAF planes operating in Syria.
Air defense systems operated by Russian officers opened fire at Israeli aircraft operating in Syria for the first time, Channel 13 News reported.
The alleged incident occurred on Friday, when IAF aircraft carried out an operation in western Syria.
The Syrians activated their air defense systems, which missed the Israeli planes. As the planes turned back towards Israel, the Russian S-300 systems were activated and launched.
Russia has supplied Syria with four S-300 batteries. However, only Russian officers are able to operate the batteries.
According to the report, while a missile was fired from the S-300 battery, the missile did not achieve a radar lock on any of the Israeli aircraft and did not pose a threat. All aircraft returned to Israel safely. Source
Students of Scripture will undoubtedly think about the future war of Ezekiel 38 & 39 when reading about this Russian (foiled) attack. In that war, our God will supernaturally assist Israel when Russia and a host of enemies will ascend from the north to attack Israel.
It does make one wonder how close we really are to that prophesied war!