On Sunday Syria announced Israeli aircraft entered its airspace and attacked Hezbollah near the Lebanon-Syria border in the Qalamoun Mountains region.
The Jerusalem Post reported the attack marks the first time Israel has conducted airstrikes in the area since the Russian military began operating there.
“Estimated targets included a weapons convoy destined for Hezbollah fighters traveling through Syria,” the newspaper reported.
On October 24 Infowars.com reported the possibility of Israel air activity over Syria. The reports were unconfirmed and few details were available at the time.
It was reported that “Hezbollah fighters are already along the border with Israel on the Golan Heights and have seized the so-called UN Hill opposite the Druze town of Magdal Shams on the Israeli Golan Heights. They have taken control of the strategically important mountain to release pressure on the Syrian city of al-Baath that houses an important military base, and are now expected to advance in the direction of the town of (Quneitra) opposite the observation point on the Israeli Golan Heights.”
“Israel has turned a blind eye to repeated Russian air strikes in the last few days against rebel positions in the southern Syrian town of Deraa and Quneitra opposite IDF Golan positions,” the Israeli intelligence source DEBKAfile reports today.
DEBKAfile believes it is unlikely Russia would allow the Israelis to enter their “anti-access/area denial bubble” inside Syria and the Israelis may have used “electronic warfare measures to jam the tracking systems installed in Russian spy planes and air defense missile systems in Syria.”
In late October the Russian media reported the Russian military has deployed in Syria a new Russian electronic jamming system “which can reportedly blind radar, disrupt electronic guidance systems, and interfere with satellite imagery as well.”
This latest revelation follows the earlier report of the Russian cruiser mounted S-300 missile defense system deployed in the shore of Latakia. Both of these systems amount to what NATO’s supreme commander General Philip Breedlove described as the Russian A2/AD (anti-access/area denial) bubble in Syria, writes OSNet Daily.
As a result, NATO is effectively blinded inside a bubble of 600 km in diameter centered on the Russian base at Latakia, reports, Thierry Meyssan from Damascus.
According to DEBKAfile the Russians cannot match the jamming technology used by Israel.
Sputnik, however, claims Russia’s technology, based on the KRET Richag-AV system, has “no global equivalent.” The “electronic countermeasures system is designed to jam radar, sonar and other detection systems in the aims of defending aircraft, helicopters, drones, ground and naval forces against air-to-air and surface-to-air defense systems within a radius of several hundred kilometers.”
It is not clear if this technology was used near the Lebanon-Syria border when Israel attacked Hezbollah.
The use of electronic countermeasure systems in the expanding war increases the probability of blind encounters between Russia, Israel and possibly the United States.