Syrian fighters suspended flights after the attack of the Turkish F-16
DAMASCUS, (BM) – The Syrian military aircraft suspended flights in the north-west of the country after the attack of the F-16 fighter of the Turkish Air Force on Tuesday, March 3, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Lenta.ru.
The The Turkish news agency Anadolu suggested that the Syrian side is afraid after the third plane of government forces was shot down in the sky over the province of Idlib.
At the disposal of “Anadolu” was an audio recording of negotiations of supporters of the regime of the President of Syria, Bashar Assad. As soon as the first aircraft was attacked, the dispatcher contacted the pilot of the second aircraft, which at that time was in the north-west of Syria.
“I hear, I hear. I’m coming back,” the pilot answered. It is clarified that in connection with this, air strikes in the region are now inflicted only by the Aerospace Forces (VKS) of Russia.
Earlier on March 3, a Turkish Air Force F-16 fighter jet shot down an airplane of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Idlib. According to the Syrian state agency SANA, a government aircraft was shot down by a Turkish fighter when it took part in the anti-terrorist operation in Idlib. The Turkish Ministry of Defense confirmed this information, specifying that the Turkish Air Force destroyed the L-39 aircraft of the Syrian army.
On March 1, the Turkish military destroyed two Su-24 bombers belonging to the forces of Bashar al-Assad. The pilots managed to catapult and were not injured. Earlier that day, it became known that units of the Syrian army shot down a Turkish-made UAV used by pro-Turkish militants of the Syrian Free Army (SSA).
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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