Syrian Air Defenses Shoot Down Russian Aircraft

Syrian Air Defenses Shoot Down Russian Aircraft

On September 17, a Russian Ilyushin-20 reconnaissance plane was shot down off the coast of Latakia by a Syrian S-200 air defense system, killing all 15 crew members. Russia blamed…

Syrian SAM Fires on Israeli Recon Aircraft

Syrian SAM Fires on Israeli Recon Aircraft

On October 16, Syria’s national “Air Force and Air Defense Day,” a Syrian S-200 surface-to-air missile system fired on several Israeli aircraft flying reconnaissance over Lebanon. The missile interceptor failed…