The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has shot down an armed drone launched by militants over the northwestern region of Greater Idlib.
On June 27, the Reverse Side of the Medal Telegram channel shared photos of the downed drone, which seemed to be intact. It was armed with several small-diameter gravity bombs.
A suicide drone of Nusra seized by the Syrian Arab army pic.twitter.com/ls6QsvzqpM
— Kassman (@Kasman62) June 27, 2020
The drone’s design is identical to those used in previous attacks on SAA positions and Russian bases in Syria. The Reverse Side of the Medal said the drone had been launched by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham.
Six days ago, Syrian and Russian air-defense capabilities shot down a number of armed drones, which targeted the Hmeimim Air Base in southern Lattakia.
These drone attacks are a violation of the ceasefire in Greater Idlib, that was brokered by Russia and Turkey on March 5. Ankara, who deployed thousands of troops in the Syrian region over the last few months, continues to do nothing to stop these attacks.