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Syria has only occasionally fired on Israeli warplanes, and then only when they are raiding Syrian airspace and bombing Syrian targets.

"The S-300 is a fairly misunderstood strategic long-range air defense that's very capable", Omar Lamrani, a military analyst at Stratfor, a geopolitical consulting firm, told Business Insider, adding that the system has a "general capability against all kinds of targets, but cruise missiles are not its core strength".

However Rudskoy did not clarify which systems Russian Federation planned to supply Syria.

In fact, the missile defenses Russian Federation would use against USA cruise missiles, according to Lamrani, were already deployed and used in Syria, and according to the Pentagon, failed spectacularly.

Israel does not have a peace treaty with Syria, so Tel Aviv feels like it can attack those that pose a threat to the security of Israel.

The Damascus sky lights up missile fire as the US launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the capital early Saturday, April 14, 2018.

There are unconfirmed reports that suggest Syrian military forces have discovered two unexploded missiles and handed them over to their Russian peers for further examination. Undoubtedly, Israel's attack on Syria's T-4 base, where people were killed, should be considered an aggressive act as well, the political scientist told Pravda.Ru.

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According to him, the S-300 Favorit modified complex can destroy all carriers, including missiles. In a nutshell, it allows to neutralise any aggression from air.

But even if Syria's air defenses had been operated competently against incoming cruise missiles, "the United States would oversaturate these systems with Tomahawks", Lamrani said.

"The situation inspires optimism, because it translates armed confrontation into diplomatic negotiations".

Despite U.S. sanctions, Putin and Russian arms firms have increasingly pushed worldwide sales of the S-300 and S-400 systems. "Just one statement from Russian Federation was enough to make everyone in the Middle East quiet", Andrei Koshkin told Pravda.Ru.

Top Russian officials said earlier this month that Moscow may reconsider a pledge it gave a decade ago not to provide Syria with the S-300 system in light of the airstrikes on Syria earlier this month.

Pahon also said Russian Federation has wasted its time by conducting analysis of the strikes by the United States and its allies in mid-April, and urged Moscow to focus its efforts on enabling humanitarian aid deliveries as well as pushing Assad in a direction to peacefully resolve the conflict in Syria.