Israel denies responsibility for the crash of the Russian Il-20
MOSCOW, 18 Sep — RIA Novosti. Israel denies responsibility for the crash of the Russian Il-20 in Syria, said the Israeli defense Ministry.
According to the Israeli side, what happened was Damascus, Iran and the Lebanese movement “Hezbollah”. While in the Israeli army admitted that the country’s air force last night bombed Syrian military targets.
It is also noted that Israel mourns plane crash and is ready to provide Russia with all necessary information for the investigation of the incident.
In addition, the Israeli military claim to have notified their Russian colleagues about the RAID.
“Between the IDF and Russian army have a system to prevent conflicts, regarding which there is an agreement of leaders of the countries and which has proved itself many times in the past few years. This system was used last night,” the statement reads.
Il-20 has disappeared from the radars during a RAID of four Israeli F-16s in the province of Latakia, also in the area was the French frigate “Auvergne” (Auvergne). Communication with the crew of the Il-20 disappeared over the Mediterranean sea at about 23:00 35 kilometers from the coast of Syria.