Russia Intercepts Israeli Jets; Threatens Shootdown: Report

According to reports by Lebanese, Iranian, and Israeli media, the Russian Air Force recently intercepted Israeli aircraft flying over Lebanon near the Syrian border. The reports coming from these news sources claim that the Russians informed the Israelis that they were approaching Russian-controlled airspace and that they would be shot down if they did not change course. The Israelis complied.

The Israeli planes were apparently flying over the Akkar region of northern Lebanon.

Iranian media has reported that the Israeli mission was to spy on Russian ships currently docked at the port of Tartus in Syria.

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