What were Israeli planes doing in Lebanese airspace? Is that legal?
The Israeli air force on Monday attacked a Syrian anti-aircraft battery that Israel said had fired a missile at its planes as they were on a reconnaissance mission over neighboring Lebanon.
No Israeli planes were hit in the Syrian launch, Israeli military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus said, adding that the counter-strike took place two hours later and “incapacitated” the anti-aircraft unit located 50 km (30 miles) east of Damascus.
“We know according to our intelligence it was a battery controlled by the Syrian regime and we hold the Syrian regime responsible for the fire,” Conricus said.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Syria (SY) is estimated to have a population of 18.6 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of -2.3% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will decrease by 2 million.