Turkey destroyed six Syrian tanks and five self-propelled guns in a day
DAMASCUS, (BM) – The Turkish army over the past day destroyed six tanks in Syria, five self-propelled artillery and two air defense systems of the Syrian army, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Anadolu agency.
The information was reported by the Twitter account of Anadolu agency with reference to the Turkish Ministry of Defense.
In addition, a plane was shot down and 327 Syrian soldiers were neutralized.
Recall early today the Syrian military aircraft L-39 was shot down in the southern part of Idlib. The aircraft was hit by an air-to-air missile launched by a Turkish F-16 fighter. Data on the loss of a combat aircraft was confirmed by both the Turkish and Syrian sides, however, at the moment the fate of the crew remains unknown.
The attacks were carried out as part of the Spring Shield operation in Idlib province and some areas of neighboring regions, the Turkish military added.
In February, fierce battles broke out in Idlib between government troops and militants supported by Turkey: at the beginning of this year, the Syrian army launched a large-scale offensive. Turkey, whose observation posts were behind the front line, demanded that Damascus withdraw troops, strengthened support for its loyal militants, and after the death of several dozen of its military as a result of Syrian air strikes, announced the launch of the Spring Shield operation in the region.
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