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Naofumi

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Of all the Russian bravado and getting irked by Israel, the former puts up with a lot of Israeli shenanigans.

Which leads me to believe Russia with it's history of communism and the role Russian Jews played in it's inception tends to stay neutral and outright passive on Israel to it's own detriment, there may still be residual influence on matters of Russian state from the tribe that they are dealing with.
Jews still form a core part of the Russian oligarchy.
 

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The one your guys used to shot down your own heli, was it Russian or Israeli?
well it was one of these
S-125 Pechora
Akash Air Defence System (KUB Air Defence system)
9K33 Osa AK
2K12 Kub
S-200
9K35 Strela-10
2K22 Tunguska

9K38 Igla-S
S-400


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Barak 8 “LRSAM”



The blue one is Russian the red ones are Israeli base , by the way it can't be Akash as they put that in China and Bangladesh Border no where near Pakistan border
It also can't be s-400 they were not operational at the time its also the case with Barak 8"LRSAM" all of the rest is your guess is as valid as anyone else , the don't say which system they used
 

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Talk about hypocrisy . . .

You are worried about civilian casualties from airplanes , but not a word about the thousands that died from assad"s barrel bombing or those who died from at the hands of Iran supported militia.


from this article :

" They say Syrian and Russian bombing and Iran-backed militias were responsible for the bulk of civilian deaths. "

Factbox: The cost of ten years of devastating war in Syria

AMMAN, May 26 (Reuters) - What started as peaceful protests against President Bashar al Assad's rule in Syria has spiralled into a decade-old multi-sided conflict that has sucked in neighbours and world powers and caused the largest displacement crisis since World War Two.

As Assad prepares for a fourth term in office, here is a summary of the human and financial cost of the conflict according to data from United Nations bodies, international NGOs and Syrian civil society groups.

THE HUMAN TOLL:

*Death count and detainee estimates:


The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), which has been documenting the war from outside Syria and briefs UN agencies, has documented 227,749 civilians who were killed from March 2011 until now. This figure includes only documented civilian deaths, while researchers estimate another 250,000 combatants from all sides have also been killed.

The figures are broadly in line with estimates by rights groups and U.N-commissioned investigators. They say Syrian and Russian bombing and Iran-backed militias were responsible for the bulk of civilian deaths.

Syria's prisons hold tens of thousands of detainees. Many have been arbitrarily detained for participating in peaceful protests or for expressing dissenting political opinion, according to Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.

SNHR has documented 149,361 political detainees, of whom 101,678 remain missing. Those figures match estimates by groups such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty.


*Refugees and Displacement:

Half the Syrian population, which stood at 23 million at the start of the conflict, have been forced to flee their homes, U.N. bodies say.

Of those, 5.5 million are living as refugees in the region, mostly in Turkey, the UN's refugee body UNHCR says. Hundreds of thousands more are scattered across 130 countries, while 6.7 million have been displaced inside the country, including an estimated 2.5 million children.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT AND HARDSHIP:


*Losses:

The U.N's ESCWA agency estimated physical capital destruction at $117.7 billion and the economic damage in terms of lost GDP (Gross Domestic Product) at $324.5 billion - putting the cost of the conflict at about $442.5 billion.

The report also cites official data which showed by the end of 2018 real GDP had lost 54% of its pre-conflict level.

The World Bank has estimated cumulative GDP losses from 2011 to 2016 at $226 billion and warned that the longer the conflict lasts, the more difficult recovery will be as losses become more persistent over time.


*Battered economy:

Syria's economy is in its worst state since the start of the conflict and economists say the challenge is to stop it deteriorating further. Many industrialists have fled to Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.

In the past year alone, the Syrian pound has lost three quarters of its value while the cost of food and essential items has rocketed by more than 200%, according to the World Bank.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made an already dire situation worse, analysts say.


Syrians have suffered a dramatic reduction in purchasing power and rising levels of debt, leaving millions incapable of putting food on the table and meeting their basic needs.

*Poverty and worsening conditions:

Today, over 13 million Syrians require humanitarian and protection assistance and almost 90% of the population lives in poverty, according to U.N. and Western relief agencies.

U.K. based aid group World Vision International said this year a child's life expectancy in Syria has been reduced by 13 years.

Just because people are killing each other in Syria doesn't mean Israel can join in like there is a party going on.
Israelis use the same excuse when killing Palestinians.
 

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This is ongoing issue ...


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Airliner carrying 172 passengers nearly shot down over Syria, Russia says



A passenger plane carrying 172 passengers from Tehran to Damascus, Syria, made an emergency landing at a Russian-controlled air base in Syria on Feb. 6. (Reuters)
By Robyn Dixon
and
Liz Sly

February 7, 2020


MOSCOW — An Airbus A320 jet carrying 172 passengers was nearly shot down on its approach to the Syrian capital, Damascus, shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday after Syria fired antiaircraft missiles in response to an attack, according to a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Russian news agencies reported Friday.

Russia accused the Israeli air force of using the passenger plane as a shield from Syrian air defenses, mirroring an incident in 2018 in which Syrian forces accidentally shot down a Russian reconnaissance plane, killing 15 Russian service members.

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