Russian Federation summoned Israeli ambassador over airstrikes in Syria

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"Syria's forceful response to the Israeli attacks changed the rules of the game", he said.

Russia's deputy foreign minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, said Russian Federation "expressed concern".

When we identify attempts to transfer advanced weapons to Hezbollah, and we have the intelligence and the operational capability, we act to prevent that. Several anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria following the mission and IDF Aerial Defense Systems intercepted one of the missiles.

Syria's military said it had downed an Israeli plane and hit another as they were carrying out pre-dawn strikes near Palmyra, but the Israeli military denied that any planes had been hit.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday said Russian Federation can play an important role in the crisis following Syria's firing missiles at Israeli warplanes carrying out strikes in the conflict-torn country.

Israel's ambassador to Moscow, Gary Koren. Israeli officials did not comment on the earlier report either.

Also on Sunday, Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman in an interview with Israel Radio threatened to take out Syrian air defense systems.

Nasrallah, however, said that Israel has been using "all kinds of excuses" throughout the war to intervene, and that what they are really afraid of is an ISIS defeat, because that would mean a Hezbollah victory.

Outside of the recent rhetoric, however, what has been fast emerging in recent months is that Israel may have badly misjudged the potential outcome of the Syrian war. But since Moscow's intervention Assad's forces and Hezbollah have clawed back territory from rebel groups and Islamic State, creating conditions more conducive for Iran to supply weapons to the Lebanese militants.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that the strikes targeted weapons shipments to Hezbollah.

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