IDF: “We attacked Iranian weapons, Assad regime is responsible for the downing of the Russian plane”
IDF Spokesman Ronen Manalis referred to the downing of the Russian plane and said: “Israel expresses its regret over the death of the crew of the Russian plane that was shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft fire. Israel drops the full responsibility for the incident on the Assad regime. “Manalis confirmed that the IDF attacked a Syrian military facility from which it was supposed to transfer weapons to Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Manalis added that “when the Syrian army launched the anti-aircraft aircraft, the Israel Air Force was already in Israeli territory. During our attack on the destination in Latakia, the Russian plane that was hit was not in the area of operation and was far from it. “