Russian forces will conduct drills in the international waters off the coast of Israel and Syria between September 19 and 26 following the Israeli provocation few days ago which led to the downing of a Russian Il-20 plane by the Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces.
Russian forces will impose a no-fly zone covering most of the area around Israel waters during the drills, because Israel’s priority is to keep the war ongoing in Syria.
The Israeli provocative actions were also condemned by Ankara, who accused Israel of attempting to sabotage the new Russian-Turkish deconfliction agreement, which prevented a battle in the Syrian governorate of Idlib.
Under the Russian-Turkish deconfliction agreement a 15 to 20 km wide demilitarized area will be established around Idlib. Units of the Russian and Turkish military police will patrol the area to ensure the implementation of the agreement.
Later both countries will focus on disarming the remaining US-backed mercenaries and fighting the radical groups in the northwestern governorate of Syria.
Russia Insider / ABC Flash Point Military News 2018.