Instability still hangs over Moscow’s exact aims in regards to its aviation based armed forces flights over the Golan near Israel’s fringe – even following two days of discourses on coordination finished in Tel Aviv Thursday, Oct. 8 between the Russian Deputy Chief of Staff Gen. Nikolay Bogdanovsky and his Israeli partner Maj. Gen. Yair Golan. A coordination system between the two aviation based armed forces was left as unfinished business for further talk, DEBKAfile’s military sources report. So it is still not clear to Israel what should happen if Russian fighters and bombers enter the Syrian-Israeli outskirt region and slip over into Israeli airspace.

The respective talks left Israel with the feeling that this was a particular plausibility. Israeli and Western flight and knowledge specialists don’t perceive how Israel can avert Russia giving air spread to Syrian and Hizballah powers when the war moves near the Israeli and Jordanian outskirts of southern Syria. A week ago, Russian SU-30 and Su-24 warplanes twice damaged Turkish air space in the southern territory of Hatay (called Alexandretta on Syrian maps). Albeit after the Russian barrier service apologized for the first interruption as incidental and enduring only a few moments, our military sources are sure that the Russians were actually intentionally testing Turkish air guard. CONTINUE