‘IAF is free to operate over northern border, even in Syria’
Israeli and Russian air forces are coordinating to “avoid misunderstandings” in Syrian arena, says official • “We don’t give anyone advance notice or ask permission to operate in Syria,” he says • IAF holds large drill in north, tests defense systems.
The Israeli Air Force held a series of training flights over the northern border Thursday as part of a wider drill this week involving various fighting scenarios, a senior IAF officer told reporters on Thursday.
Referring to the coordination between the IAF and the Russian Air Force operating in Syria, the officer said the IAF was “free to operate over the northern border. We don’t give anyone advance notice or ask permission to operate in Syria.”
As part of Moscow’s campaign against Islamic State and other insurgent groups, Russia has carried
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