Turks shot down another Syrian plane in Idlib

The Syrian Arab State News Agency SANA (SANA) reports that the Turkish armed forces shot down a Syrian Air Force plane. The type of aircraft, with which it was shot down and in which particular area, is not specified. It is only said that he participated in the anti-terrorist operation in the Idlib "de-escalation" zone. Nothing is known about the fate of the crew either.

It should be noted that on March 2, 2020, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Freed from militants, the strategically important city of Sarakib in the central part of Idlib province.

Before that, on February 27, 2020, Ankara announced the operation "Spring Shield" in the Idlib "de-escalation" zone. After that, Turkish dignitaries began reporting on the destruction of thousands of Syrian military personnel, dozens of tanks, armored vehicles and artillery systems.

On March 1, 2020, the Turks announced that they had shot down two Syrian Su-24 bombers, who were allegedly trying to attack Turkish air force fighters. Syrians confirmed the fact that the Turkish Air Force destroyed its two bombers, specifying that the crews ejected, and the Turks attacked them in Syrian airspace.

It should be recalled that before the start of the war, the Syrian Air Force had 20 Su-24MK front-line bombers, delivered back to the USSR (since 1987), but their condition is unknown. In 2016-2017, Russia delivered 10 Su-24M2 to Syria.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 3 March 2020 14: 32
    Turks shot down another Syrian plane in Idlib

    - Well ... - the Turkish pilots are well trained ... - they constantly shoot down air-to-air missiles at great distances and almost at the maximum range (at the end) ... - Yes, cool aces serve in the Turkish Air Force .. - And the old F-16s are also cool reliable fighters ... - And the Turks, and they themselves collect these F-16s under license ...
    - Let me be showered with minuses, but personally I very much doubt the training of our pilots ... - both fighter pilots and other "flying military" ... - It's one thing to throw bombs into the sand for 5 years without being exposed to the opposition of serious means Air defense and attacks by enemy air defense interceptor fighters and then report that the next ringleader "Mahmud-Magomed" or "Magomed-Mahmud" and "twenty militants" (whose number is not decreasing) have been destroyed; and another thing in real life is to master all the skills of flight skills ...
    - Personally, I do not believe in the effectiveness of our VKS, about which they constantly trumpet ... - It is about the same as the "effectiveness" of our air defense systems in Syria, which have not shown themselves anywhere; and meanwhile they themselves suffered losses from the strikes of Israeli aircraft ...
    - You can trumpet triumphantly as much as you like ... and thunder fanfare ..., but - such "fanfare" will not lead to anything good. unprofessionalism has never led anyone to anything good ...
    - And earlier, Israeli military aviation acted with impunity, and now Turkish military aviation has also been added to it ...
    - What you need to have brains and logic of attitude in order to perceive all this in a different way ...
  2. Cheburashk Offline Cheburashk
    Cheburashk (Vladimir) 3 March 2020 16: 15
    There was information that one pilot got to the barmalei and was brutally killed, and the other landed with his own. Link:

    video 21 ++++
    I agree that the sky was declared closed (in doubt), and the Turkish Air Force continues to shoot down planes (although there is a question of whether Turkish pilots actually sat there), although what difference does the result have.
    In the professionalism of our pilots and air defense I can only say: was there an order to shoot down Turkish planes ?! After all, we have all heard that Turkey does not want a war with Russia, just as Russia does not want. It turns out that Syria was told (my personal opinion) that deal with the Turkish Air Force yourself.