Details of the Russian Su-34 strike on Turkish troops in Idlib revealed

On February 27, 2020, four aerial bombs hit a convoy of Turkish troops near the village of Baluon in southern Idlib province in Syria. The British edition of the Middle East Eye writes about this, revealing the details of what happened.

The day before, anti-government forces took control of the strategically located city of Saraqib. But for several months, the Syrian oppositionists retreated, losing territory under the pressure of the advancing Syrian Arab army, which was supported from the air by the SAR Air Force and the Russian Aerospace Forces.

The Turks tried to stabilize the front line in the areas most dangerous for the SAA breakthrough, providing support to rebel groups focused on Ankara. It was at this time that one of the units of the Turkish army, in the number of at least 80 servicemen, came under an air raid near the village of Balun. Then, according to the Turkish military, 34 of their colleagues were killed, and approximately the same number were injured of varying severity.

Turkish soldiers say they were bombed by the Russians. So why did the Turkish government never acknowledge this?

- the edition asks.

The convoy had no air cover, there was no communication and the servicemen tried to hide in the neighboring buildings. The details were told by an eyewitness to those events, Captain A.Kh., a militant of the Syrian National Army, supported by Ankara. Then he returned on a motorcycle from the front line to the north and saw bombs hit in the distance. He was the first to arrive at the scene of the incident.

The picture I saw was terrible ... Technique was practically destroyed. Fires raged everywhere. Many killed and wounded

- said an eyewitness.

At the same time, the Turkish government remained silent, even when the wounded Turkish soldiers were at the border, and journalists began to trumpet about the incident. Only almost 12 hours after the attack, the governor of the Turkish province of Hatay Rahmi Dogan appeared in front of television cameras and described the incident as "an air strike by the SAA in Idlib," pointing his finger at the Syrian Air Force. The Turkish soldiers who then participated in the battles in the area were furious. They insisted that it was not Syria that was responsible for the attack, but the Russian Aerospace Forces.

On that day, the Su-34 of the Russian Aerospace Forces bombed areas in the immediate vicinity of our convoys at least 4 times

- say the Turkish military.

At the same time, the Russians denied their involvement, assuring that they did not strike at the Turks, but at the Syrian opposition. As a result, Ankara hushed up the incident. Turkish and Russian radar records have never been released, nor have the results of investigations carried out by military experts at the scene. The unit that was subjected to the air raid was disbanded, and all the surviving soldiers were distributed to other parts of the Turkish army.

It was Turkey's deadliest day since the 2016 invasion of Syria and the biggest loss in foreign soil since the 1974 military operation in North Cyprus.

- summed up the media.
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  1. Face Offline Face
    Face (Alexander Lik) 7 November 2021 12: 46
    Russia responded to this. The Aerospace Forces bombed the positions of terrorists, and if Turks were in their ranks, this is their problem.
    Turkey is an aggressor, occupier and sponsor of terrorism.
    1. Seal Offline Seal
      Seal (Sergey Petrovich) 9 November 2021 10: 47
      There are no questions to the first paragraph. But the second is dubious. In your opinion, it turns out that on September 17, 2018 in Sochi, the President of Russia signed the Idlib Agreement with the "aggressor"; an "occupier" and even a "sponsor of terrorism." A year later, at the MAKS-2019 exhibition, President Vladimir Putin treated the leader of the "aggressor" country to ice cream; "occupant" and even "sponsor of terrorism" ??? And our SU-57 was also examined by the leader of the "aggressor" country; "occupant" and even "sponsor of terrorism" ??? Moreover, our President promised the country an "aggressor"; The "occupier" and even the "sponsor of terrorism" will be supplied with our newest SU-57 as soon as it is exported. And we are also building a nuclear power plant in Akkuyu for the country of the "aggressor"; "occupant" and even "sponsor of terrorism" ???
      1. Face Offline Face
        Face (Alexander Lik) 9 November 2021 20: 25
        Have you heard about geopolitics? The United States and Britain are generally ideological terrorists. And I, as a civilian person, can calmly call a spade a spade. Unlike Vladimir Vladimirovich, who has Russia's national interests in the first place.
  2. Panikovsky Offline Panikovsky
    Panikovsky (Mikhail Samuelevich Panikovsky) 7 November 2021 14: 48
    Comrade Turkish soldiers, stay away from the barmaley. They are targets for bombs, victims and potential deceased. Take care of yourself.
  3. Adler77 Offline Adler77
    Adler77 (Denis) 7 November 2021 15: 23
    Oh, they took the skeleton out of the closet, shook off the dust ...
  4. smersh chek Offline smersh chek
    smersh chek (smersh chek) 7 November 2021 16: 10
    Erdogan's stubbornness costs hundreds of dead Turks, just like Zelensky the clown sends APUs to slaughter
  5. Rocj Offline Rocj
    Rocj (Gera) 7 November 2021 16: 24
    Say what you don’t say, but our Su-34 * Duck * is beautiful and mesmerizing with its beauty * And how much can pour on the heads of the barmaley!
  6. Rocj Offline Rocj
    Rocj (Gera) 7 November 2021 16: 27
    God bless our beautiful pilots and our guys who roam the earth and burn the earth under the feet of the barmaley!
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 8 November 2021 00: 13
      Write beautifully good And you have an interesting star yes
    2. Seal Offline Seal
      Seal (Sergey Petrovich) 10 November 2021 20: 00
      In fact, our soldiers are burning the barmaley themselves. And not the ground under the feet of the barmaley. Earth has nothing to do with it. And they do not "wander", but following the order, they act where they should act according to the order received.
  7. Volga073 Offline Volga073
    Volga073 (MIKLE) 7 November 2021 19: 15
    Good lesson for Perdogan.
    And a small otvetka for the plane.
    1. Seal Offline Seal
      Seal (Sergey Petrovich) 9 November 2021 10: 51
      By distorting Erdogan's surname, you humiliate our President. It turns out that V.V. Putin met, hugged, treated ice cream not to RT Erdogan, but to some "Perdogan"?
      How did they get such as you, proshstatovskie liberals.
      Vladimir Putin you have "Puylo", and RT Erdogan - "Perdogan".
  8. EMMM Offline EMMM
    EMMM 7 November 2021 22: 13
    We delivered Bayraktar to Ukraine - get it!
  9. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 7 November 2021 23: 02
    On February 27, 2020, four bombs hit a convoy of Turkish troops

    February 3 But four officers of the Central Security Service of the FSB were killed. And according to our sources, they died not in the battle near Aleppo, but in the vicinity of Latakia, completely controlled by pro-government troops.

    Have you got your revenge? It will not be enough! For every killed Russian soldier - a hundred must be put!
    1. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
      Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 8 November 2021 09: 06
      Hit them from your couch!
      Show these mediocrities - "as it should"!
      1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
        Alexndr p (Alexander) 9 November 2021 11: 39
        Hit them from your couch!

        even this is not capable of this patient and eternally moaning warrior
  10. Marat. Offline Marat.
    Marat. (Marat.) 8 November 2021 00: 27
    Sit in Turkey and you will all be alive, something like this.
  11. TermNachTer Offline TermNachTer
    TermNachTer (Nikolai) 8 November 2021 10: 54
    Wo how. When the Turks knocked down the Russian "drying house" - the whole world rang about it. When the "duck" multiplied the Turkish column by "zero," there was complete silence. Why do they do this?
    1. Seal Offline Seal
      Seal (Sergey Petrovich) 9 November 2021 11: 01
      When they were preparing a coup against Erdogan, realizing that it would not be possible to hide the preparations for a coup from us, the conspirators and the United States (or the United States and the conspirators) decided first to embroil Russia and Turkey, thereby putting us out of the game. And they shot down our plane. Shot down by a Turkish pilot on a tip from an American plane. And after they were shot down, they began a large-scale campaign in the media and the Internet, so that Russia was offended enough not to interfere with the overthrow of Erdogan. It's good that our President at the last moment nevertheless cleared the chip and managed to save Erdogan.
      And now you want us to start quarreling again? Why You Need It ? Are you among the Armenians who sleep and see how Petersburg and Istanbul would go to war against each other again?
      1. TermNachTer Offline TermNachTer
        TermNachTer (Nikolai) 10 November 2021 19: 12
        Actually, I am from Zaporozhye, so to speak - an outside observer. But I'm rooting for Russia))))