UPPDATED 8:17 AM EST-- SEE BOTTOM -- Six F-16Is of the Israel Air Force's 107th Squadron, each one carrying four Delilah cruise missiles, have left Hatzerim Air Base and headed toward Lebanon. They are waiting for intel to see if two planes heading for Damascus are weapons or not, to destroy them after unloaded.
Also, a G-V Nachshon Shavit airborne Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) with serial number 676 is now airborne assisting the other Shavit of Israel Air Force in monitoring radio communications of IRGC Quds Force in Syria.
Late last week, Iran wondered aloud if Russia had been deliberately turning OFF the new Syrian S-300 air defense system, to allow Israel to attack Iranian forces inside Syria.
Perhaps today, we will see. . .
This is a fast-developing story, please check back for updates.
UPDATE 8:17 AM EST --
Syrian air defenses are engaging unknown target(s) along Syrian coast near Russia Air Base at Latakia
UPDATE 8:34 AM EST --
Reports indicate a Drone Attack has been repelled by Syrian air defenses.
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UPDATE 8:49 AM EST --
AGAIN for the 2nd time IAF Israeli Air Force 4X984 Gulfstream G550 Nachshon Eitam GLF5 IAI EL/W-2085, (AEWC) multi-band radar system Tail:537 Icao:
#738A4C, providing intelligence - now airnborne heading toward Syria coast.
UPDATE 8:59 AM EST --
After landing in Tehran from Moscow yesterday, Iran's Cargo Pouya Air IL76TD EP-PUS from Tehran to Damascus is the first Iranian cargo flight since the last Israeli attack.
UPDATE 9:02 AM EST --
Reports of sonic booms all over Israel, likely caused by Israeli jets breaking the sound barrier.
Russian air defenses shot down three armed drones in the Jableh countryside this afternoon.
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