Turkey starts to use attack UAVs, Syria downed at least 4 of them
DAMASCUS, (BM) – Turkey sends its attack drones to provide fire support to Turkish-backed forces during their attacks on the positions of government troops in Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according military field source of RIA Novosti and Lenta.ru.
According to source of the agency, Turkish UAVs attacked the Syrian military and equipment in the area of the city of Saraqib in Idlib province on Saturday night. Thus, they had to cover the attack from the militants and complicate the repulsion of their attack for the Syrian army.
However, the source noted Syrian army has so far managed to repel the attacks and continues to attempt to release the Damascus-Aleppo highway, which was previously blocked during the fighting in the Saraqib area.
Another source confirms the information and reports that “a few hours before noon the Syrian air defense systems were put on full alert and covers the entire Idlib to the Turkish border. Syrian air defense successfully downed 4 Turkish drones in less than a quarter of an hour” he said.
Just before a day ago the spokesman of Haftar’s Armed Forces said that they downed at least 6 Turkish-made UAVs in Tripoli.
At the same time, as the source of RIA Novosti reported, as a result of air strikes, a car with ammunition belonging to the Syrian army was destroyed, as well as one unit of armored vehicles.
On February 27, it was reported that units of the Syrian armed opposition, supported by Turkey, recaptured the strategically important city of Saraqib in Idlib province from Syrian government forces. After that, the fighting in the area of the settlement continued.
Saraqib is located at a strategic point at the intersection of the M4 and M5 highways. In the past few days, the Syrian military fought against the armed opposition and Turkish fighters in the area of the city, recaptured by the army in early February.
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