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ISRAEL CONTINUES AIR STRIKES IN SYRIA, AFTER DOWNING OF RUSSIAN PLANE IN SEPT: OFFICIAL

JERUSALEM, A senior Israeli official said, on Monday, that, the military has continued its air strikes in Syria, even after the downing of a Russian intelligence plane in Sept.

"The army's coordination with the Russian military continues, exactly as it did before the incident," the official said.

On Sept 17, a Syrian missile mistakenly shot down a Russian Il-20 surveillance plane, in Syria's western province of Latakia, while Israel was conducting an air strike in the province, killing all 15 soldiers aboard.

The incident caused a diplomatic crisis between Russia and Israel, and eventually led Moscow to provide advanced S-300 anti-aircraft systems for Syria.

About three weeks ago, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said, he and Russian President, Vladimir Putin, had agreed to meet.

But the meeting has not yet taken place.

Netanyahu and other senior Israeli government and military officials, have repeatedly said, Israel will continue to halt Iran's efforts, to develop a military foothold in Syria.

Israel has carried out at least 200 air strikes, on what it claims as Iranian sites in Syria, over the last 18 months.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK