Syrian Army claims S-300 air defenses keeping Israel at bay

November 8, 2018 — The Times of Israel reports: “The Syrian military on Thursday said the S-300 air defense systems it received from Russia were largely stopping Israel from successfully conducting strikes against targets in the country.

‘There is no concept of zero probability in military strategy. We cannot say that this probability has been reduced to zero,’ Brig. Gen. Hasan Ahmad Hasan, head of the Syrian Army’s political bureau, told the Kremlin-backed Sputnik news site.

‘I cannot say that in the end there will not be such a probability; however, the probability of this aggression achieving its goals has been minimized,’ he said.

Russia delivered the advanced S-300 anti-aircraft batteries to Syria last month following the downing of a Russian military plane by Syrian air defenses during an Israeli strike on Iranian targets in Syria the month before…”  (“The burden of Damascus.  Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap” – Isaiah 17:1.  Damascus is widely believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, but God’s Word declares that will end.)