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Syrian anti-aircraft missile system Buk has shot down 20 Turkish drones

DAMASCUS, (BM) – During the last escalation of the conflict with Turkey and militants in Idlib, the Buk-M2E air defense system of the Syrian army shot down 20 Turkish drones, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according statistic on drone warfare and air defense of Syrian Government.

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The same statistics were published on Twitter by Syrian_MC.

According to calculations, the Syrian Buk-M2E air defense system made 25 missile launches. The target was hit in 20 cases. Misses were recorded three times, and two missiles self-destructed.

The Turkish Spring Shield operation was launched in the Syrian province of Idlib in late February. In the course of it, Bayraktar TB2 impact drones and TAI Anka multipurpose drones were widely used.

Given the information provided, the effectiveness of the defeat of Turkish drones only Buk-M2E air defense systems amounted to 80%, however, it is known that the Pantsir-S air defense missile systems, Shilka air defense missile systems, etc., were also used to destroy drones.

It should be noted that according to official figures, the Syrian air defense systems did not open targeted fire on Turkish fighters, since Damascus did not want to escalate the situation, however, given the possibilities of Syrian air defense, it is obvious that Turkey could lose its combat fighters.

Ankara has officially confirmed the loss of 12 drones.

On March 5, the presidents of Russia and Turkey held talks in Moscow in connection with the aggravation of the situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone.

According to their results, the parties announced the introduction of a ceasefire, and also agreed to jointly patrol the M4 highway, which is now under the control of terrorist groups. At the same time, Ankara reserves the right to respond to the actions of the Syrian government forces.

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