Subscribe to Google News

Turkish F-16 fighter jet shot down a Syrian L-39 military aircraft

DAMASCUS, (BM) – A few minutes ago a Syrian military aircraft L-39 was shot down in the southern part of Idlib, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing a tweet of the official Twitter account of Turkish Ministry of National Defence.

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.

Read more: BulgarianMilitary.com 24/7 – War in Syria: Who controls what and what happens

It is known that a Syrian plane was shot down near the city of Maraat en-Nuuman, while the Turkish F-16 fighter did not enter Syrian airspace, firing a rocket with a range that was practically limit for it.

At the same time, Syrian air defense systems made no attempt to hit a Turkish combat aircraft, which raises a number of doubts about how effectively the Syrian military controls airspace on the border with Turkey.

The Russian side has not yet commented on the information that has appeared, although the Russian S-400 deployed at the Khmeimim airbase should have noticed a Turkish fighter and transferred operational data to Syrian air defense systems.

***

Follow us everywhere and at any time. BulgarianMilitary.com has responsive design and you can open the page from any computer, mobile devices or web browsers. For more up-to-date news from us, follow our YouTube, Reddit, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook pages. Do not miss the chance to subscribe to our newsletter. Subscribe and read our stories in News360App in AppStore or GooglePlay or in FeedlyApp in AppStore or GooglePlay

Subscribe to Google News

>>Be a reporter: Write and send your article.<<

BulgarianMilitary.com
Editorial team

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More