The most expensive Turkish UAV was shot down in Syria by Assad forces

DAAMSCUS, (BM) – According to the Syrian news agency SANA the most expensive Turkish drone Anka-S, worth about $ 30 million, was destroyed in the sky over Syria, learned

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

Given the damage – only the engine remained from the Turkish UAV, and part of the wing. The drone probably was shot down with the Buk-M2E air defense system, the use of which had previously been reported by sources in the Syrian army.

On the other hand, experts pay attention to the fact that, judging by the current state of the wreckage, the Turkish drone was shot down relatively recently – perhaps about 1-2 weeks ago, which raises a lot of questions, since neither the Turkish nor the Syrian side reported this.

Considering the previously provided information, during the relatively short conflict between the Turkish military and the Syrian army, Turkey lost about 50-60 drones in the territory of the Arab Republic, which, however, they are trying to deny in Ankara, however, do not explain the presence of fragments from the Syrian army, which shot down Turkish drones.


In February, Turkey lost at least 62 troops killed in Syria, nearly 100 soldiers were wounded, dozens of Turkish armored vehicles were destroyed and more than ten drones, including drone, were shot down. Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of involvement in the deaths of Turkish soldiers, Russia rejects these allegations.

In early March, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, concluded an agreement according to which a ceasefire came into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later said that if the US and Turkish military did not leave the country, Damascus would be able to use force.

The reason for the Russian-Turkish negotiations was a sharp aggravation of the situation in Idlib, where in January a large-scale offensive by the Syrian army against the positions of the armed opposition and terrorists began.

Government forces recaptured nearly half of the Idlib de-escalation zone and left behind a number of Turkish observation posts. After that, Ankara sharply increased its military contingent in the region and launched the operation “Spring Shield” to push the Syrian troops. Turkey is also supported by militants loyal to it.


Follow us everywhere and at any time. 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.<<
Editorial team