Russia's Plans to Deter Israeli Airstrikes in Syria Could Backfire
Sep 27, 2018 | 13:46 GMT
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- Russia will bolster the Syrian air defense network in the wake of the accidental loss of its IL-20 surveillance plane in Syria.
- Its measures to enhance Syria's air defenses will not stop Israel from conducting further airstrikes in the country.
- Israel's insistence on continuing to stage attacks in Syria, combined with Russia's increasing efforts to prevent it from doing so, will improve the chances of the Syrian civil war escalating into a larger conflict.