Russia contributed to withdrawal from the Golan members of Pro-Iranian groups
MOSCOW, September 23 — RIA Novosti. More than a thousand members of the Pro-Iranian groups, as well as 24 systems of volley fire withdrawn from the Golan, with the assistance of the defense Ministry, said at a briefing the official representative of the Russian defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov.
According to him, in order to prevent the threat of missile strikes by Pro-Iranian groups Israel has requested the settlement of the situation finding in the area adjacent to the Golan heights, the heavy weapons of the Pro-Iranian groups.
“Russia held consultations with Iran in which Tehran has informed that does not consider the correct tension in the area and has no aggressive intentions against Israel. In the end, all of the Pro-Iranian formation with heavy weapons, with the assistance of Russian troops were withdrawn from the Golan heights in Israel safe distance — more than 140 kilometers to the East of Syria. Just was given 1050 personnel, 24 launchers, multiple rocket launcher systems fire and tactical missiles, as well as 145 units of other arms and military equipment”, — said Konashenkov.
He recalled that at the request of Israel, Russia has repeatedly allayed the fears of the Israeli side about the possible transfer to a third party so-called sensitive product samples of military purpose, delivered from Russia to Syria.
“The Israeli side has repeatedly stressed the importance of the Ministry of defense of Russia works in this direction and expressed gratitude to the Russian specialists. In 2016, at the urgent request of the chief of the General staff of the Israel defense forces the Israeli side handed the tank “Magi-3″, seized in 1982 in Lebanon and who was in Russia”, — said the General.
According to him, the Russian defense Ministry provided assistance in the preservation of Jewish Holy sites in the city of Aleppo. “The importance of this work was appreciated by the Minister of defense of Israel,” — said Konashenkov.
Also the Israeli side has turned to Russia with a request to find the remains of Israeli soldiers at specific coordinates on the territory of Syria. Search, the General said, were deployed after the agreement with Russia of a question on search of the remains with Syrian partners on the operational level. “The special operation was conducted in the area of combat actions on the territory controlled by ISIL*. The militants of the terrorist groups suddenly attacked Russian troops in the search. During the fight, the injured fighter of the Russian special forces,” — said Konashenkov.
Russian Il-20, which was 35 kilometers from the Mediterranean coast, was hit on September 17 when returning to the base Hamim. At the same time, four Israeli F-16 fighter attacked the Syrian objects in Latakia. Thus, according to the defense Ministry, Israel informed the Russian side about this air strike only a minute before it starts. As stated in the defense Ministry under the guise of Russian aircraft, the Israeli pilots set him up to strike Syrian air defense, the Il-20 was hit by a missile complex s-200. Killed 15 Russian soldiers.