SAA downed two Turkish military drones in Idlib countryside

DAMASCUS, (BM) – Units of the Syrian Arab army shot down on Tuesday two drones for the Turkish regime troops in the surroundings of Saraqeb city and east of Khan al-Sobol in Idleb southeastern countryside, learned citing Syrian state news agency SANA.

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SANA reporter said that a unit of the army observed a drone approaching from military points in Saraqeb and dropped it in the surrounding of the city.

Meanwhile, another army unit shot down a second drone of the Turkish occupation forces east of Khan al-Sobol area in Idleb southeastern countryside.

Recall Syria carried out artillery strikes on Turkish position early this morning in Idlib, as we reported.

Yesterday, a Syrian military 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.

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.

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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