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Report: Russia blocks Israeli jets over Lebanon

Lebanese newspaper claims Israeli jets turn back after confrontation with Russian aircraft over northern Lebanon.

Roi Kais

Russian forces warned Israel over IAF flights in Russian controlled airspace near the Syrian–Lebanese border area after Israeli jets were detected nearby, according to a report Friday in the Lebanese media outlet As Safir.

The report comes a mere day after Russia announced that it had established a “hotline” with Israel in order to coordinate aerial activity over Lebanon and Syria.

1Russian fighter jet in Syria

As Safir quoted Lebanese diplomatic officials who were “in the know,” as saying that the warning


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