Closing the skies over Idlib did not help: Syrian planes shot down


On March 1, 2020, the command of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) informed the public that it was closing airspace over the province of Idlib. It was indicated that any aircraft that penetrates Syrian airspace in the specified zone will be considered hostile and will be knocked down.


The forces of the Turkish regime continue to take aggressive actions against our armed forces operating in and around Idlib province, either by shelling the locations of our soldiers who directly oppose terrorists, or by providing all possible support to armed groups listed as terrorist in accordance with international law

- explained to the Syrian state news agency SANA (SANA) a military source.

The source stressed that Turkey continues to attack the SAA and is trying to save the terrorists. This proves Ankara’s non-compliance with all previously reached agreements, “including the Sochi ones”.

On the same day, SANA reported that the Turkish military shot down two Syrian Air Force aircraft in the sky over Idlib. It is clarified that the pilots managed to eject and they are alive. At the same time, SANA disseminated information that in the area of ​​the settlement of Sarakeb (Idlib province), SAA units shot down a Turkish drone.

In turn, the Russian Ministry of Defense stated that the data on the alleged defeat from a portable anti-aircraft missile system (MANPADS) of the Russian Su-24 front-line bomber over the Idlib de-escalation zone is fake.
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  1. 123 Online 123
    123 (123) 1 March 2020 20: 12
    +3
    If it were my will, an article would be thrown into the trash for such a headline. negative
    And here is the "closed sky"? Were there Turkish planes?
    1. Cheburashk Offline Cheburashk
      Cheburashk (Vladimir) 1 March 2020 20: 54
      +2
      The news was that two F-16s of Turkey invaded Syria and shot down two Syrian Air Force planes.
      Which, in my opinion, once again proves that only Russian aerospace forces can shoot down planes that violate the Syrian border. And if you haven’t been shot down, then you can interpret it in two ways: do not heat up the situation before the meeting between Putin and Erdogan or provoke forces inside the Turkish army against Erdogan before the meeting.
      But this is my personal guess. hi
      1. 123 Online 123
        123 (123) 1 March 2020 21: 11
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        The news was that two F-16s of Turkey invaded Syria and shot down two Syrian Air Force planes.

        Thanks for the clarification, I have not heard this news. hi If so, they could indicate in the article.
        I can’t draw any conclusions yet, I’ll wait until the information appears in more detail.
        1. Cheburashk Offline Cheburashk
          Cheburashk (Vladimir) 1 March 2020 21: 32
          +1
          I can’t draw any conclusions yet, I’ll wait until the information appears in more detail.

          Here is the link:

          https://anna-news.info/turtsiya-sbila-sirijskij-samolet-v-idlibe/
          1. GRF Offline GRF
            GRF 2 March 2020 05: 22
            +1
            Quote: 123
            If it were my will, an article would be thrown into the trash for such a headline. negative
            And here is the "closed sky"? Were there Turkish planes?

            Quote: Cheburashk
            I can’t draw any conclusions yet, I’ll wait until the information appears in more detail.

            Here is the link:

            https://anna-news.info/turtsiya-sbila-sirijskij-samolet-v-idlibe/

            And here they say -

            https://rg.ru/2020/03/02/rossiia-predupredila-turciiu-o-potencialnoj-opasnosti-v-nebe-nad-siriej.html

            - that they closed the sky after the Syrian planes shot down ...
      2. Wanderer039 Offline Wanderer039
        Wanderer039 1 March 2020 21: 57
        +4
        If Erdogan cannot, and most likely, does not want to stop his military, then Russia has nothing to be ashamed of and there is nothing to talk about with the Turk ... We need to speak with those who decide something, and not with a doll that does not have real power in his own army .. And if this is done with the knowledge and approval of Erdogan, then before the meeting it does not hurt to bring down a dozen Turkish planes so that you can speak from a position of strong, not spat upon.
  2. av58 Offline av58
    av58 (Andrei) 1 March 2020 22: 13
    +2
    It is not necessary to declare the closure of the sky, but simply to close it, and shoot down Turkish planes and helicopters without warning.
  3. Rus Offline Rus
    Rus 1 March 2020 22: 36
    -2
    The guys from the article earlier are silent about something that will knock everyone down! They shoot down only the weak and strong. These are Syrians and Russians - anyone.
  4. Artem Popov Offline Artem Popov
    Artem Popov (Artem Popov) 2 March 2020 04: 19
    -2
    Hezbollah terrorists are fighting for Assad, Turkey is quite successfully disposing of them.
    1. Regis Offline Regis
      Regis (Sergey Kopan) 2 March 2020 16: 24
      +2
      Where is Hezbollah and where is Idlib? What are you talking about? I understand that everyone has their own preferences, but the facts should not be ignored. Turks are fighting for new territorial acquisitions. They have long concluded an alliance with terrorists. The whole difference is that hezbollah is a pro-Iranian organization.
      1. Artem Popov Offline Artem Popov
        Artem Popov (Artem Popov) 8 March 2020 18: 59
        0
        The umm of Hezbollah’s unit is the main fist of “Assad’s army” (which has long ceased to be an army and has become a gathering of various Shiite armed organizations).
        And, of course, Hezbollah also participates in the Idlib events.
  5. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 2 March 2020 04: 34
    +2
    Closing the skies over Idlib did not help: Syrian planes shot down

    - Yes, Erdogan, if Turkish planes were shot down .. - The whole Turkish plebs would have already torn apart ...
    - And to our guarantor ... - everything is like water from a goose ...

    Today, two Turkish Air Force F-16 fighters invaded Syrian airspace and attacked Su-24 aircraft of government forces, two of which were shot down. Cars fell on the territory controlled by the Syrian army. All pilots were catapulted and evacuated.

    - Yes, it’s all ... - two Turkish F-16 fighter jets easily flew into Syria ... - and at least that ... - Yes, then they also shot down two Su-24s ... - that’s all horror .. .
    - Most likely, the Turks again shot down Russian planes (these two Su-24s) ... - Yes, and is it all right with our "downed" pilots ??? - Well, and ours will begin to play silence again until the last ...
    - Soon the Syrians will begin to curse the Russians - such a finale awaits Russia in Syria ... - personally, I have already written about this more than once ... - It’s very sad all this ...
    - Hey, minus signers ... - Aren't you ashamed of me for your minuses ??? - At least so - just humanly ...
    - Or shame is not smoke ... - eyes will not eat ...
  6. Regis Offline Regis
    Regis (Sergey Kopan) 2 March 2020 16: 20
    +1
    And how was it supposed to help? The planes were shot down by ground-to-air missiles, and the sky was closed to aviation. Either the author works poorly, or does not understand anything about what he writes.
    1. Poltora zemlekopa (Poltora Zemlekopa) 2 March 2020 18: 56
      0
      The fact of the matter is that ground-to-air is completely irrelevant here, both targets were hit by the Turkish F-16 from a distance of about 50 km. Infa this faithful from Western military sources.
      1. Regis Offline Regis
        Regis (Sergey Kopan) 2 March 2020 19: 23
        0
        Naturally, he was outside the airspace of Syria (if this information is correct). There are some distances ....
        1. Poltora zemlekopa (Poltora Zemlekopa) 2 March 2020 19: 33
          +1
          This is another "bell" to our leadership, in the place of the Syrian "dryers" our next could well have been shot down, it was just lucky that ours were not there during this period of time.
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