The Turkish military shot down two Syria’s Su-24 bombers
DAMASCUS, (BM) – Two Su-24 bombers, belonging to the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, were shot down by the Turkish military while trying to attack the Turkish Air Force, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Syrian state agency SANA and Turkish agency Anadolu.
Details of the destruction of Syrian aircraft were revealed to the Turkish Ministry of Defense on Sunday, March 1, Anadolu reports.
According to the military, Turkish troops also destroyed three air defense installations of the Syrian army, including the one with which a Turkish unmanned aerial vehicle near the city of Sarakib was shot down earlier on Sunday.
The destruction of two aircraft of the Syrian Air Force earlier than March 1 was reported by SANA. It was noted that the pilots managed to eject.
Prior to this, it also became known that units of the Syrian army shot down a Turkish-made drone used by pro-Turkish militants of the Syrian Free Army (SSA). At the same time, the jihadists themselves took the downed UAV for the Syrian Su-24 and attributed its destruction.
The situation in Idlib escalated in January, when the Syrian government army launched an offensive in the region. On the night of February 28, the Turkish military began to strike at the positions of the Syrian army. The attack was a response to the shelling of a Turkish convoy in the Jebel al-Zawiya region, which killed 33 troops and injured 32 more. Turkey promised to avenge Assad for the deaths of soldiers and convened a meeting of the NATO Council.
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Editorial team / SANA, Lenta.ru