IMPORTANT: a US-made missiles of the Turkish forces were seized in Syria
DAMASCUS, (BM) – In the village of Urum al-Kubra, Idlib province, when the Syrian Arab army was attacking the positions of terrorists, TOW guided missiles and elements of the counter-battery combat complex were captured: an antenna and an American-made transceiver in service with the Turkish Armed Forces, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Ruskaya Vesna.
According to preliminary data, the captured TOW ATGM was delivered by Ankara to the militants during one of the deliveries of military equipment.
Moreover, against the background of the successful advance of government forces, Turkey delivered the Stinger MANPADS to the gangs.
A military source told BulgarianMilitary.com that the other day, intelligence agencies had operational information about Ankara’s intention to supply man-portable air defense systems to extremist groups in Idlib province.
“So, on February 15, a meeting between the commander of the Turkish military contingent in Syria, Lieutenant General Ismail Metin, and the leaders of the Jabhat al-Nusra *, Islamic Party of Turkestan and Jabhat Vatanil held a meeting on the territory controlled by Turkish militants in the Idlib de-escalation zone – said the officer.
“During the conversation, the Turkish general spoke about Ankara’s intention to supply the Stinger MANPADS to the militants to fight against the Syrian Air Force and the Russian Air Force,” added the source of RV.
We also note that the delivery of the first anti-aircraft missile systems was already carried out recently, they shot down Mi-8 helicopters of the Syrian army on February 11 and 14.
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Editorial team / Ruskaya Vesna