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Militants Claim They Shot Down “Russian” Drone Over Greater Idlib (Video)


Syrian militants shot down on January 24 eve an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) over the so-called Greater Idlib region in the country’s northwest.

The militants claimed that the UAV, which was downed near the city of Ma`arat al-Nu`man in southeast Idlib, was operated by the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS). However, the video of the UAV wreckage suggests that it was Syrian.

The UAV design appears to be similar to Iranian drones operated by the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF), such as Ababil-3 and Muhagir-4.

Last August, a UAV of the same exact type with the same black paint was shot down over the town of Hesh in southern Idlib.

The UAV design allows to suggest that it was a Syrian copy of an Iranian UAV. However, this is almost impossible to prove as Damascus is very secretive about its domestic drone program.

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  • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

    It was an Iranian drone, not Russian.

  • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

    Holy shit, SAA just begun their multi axis offensive towards al-qaeda occupied Maraat-Al-Numan in Idlib. Aleppo soon. Tigers are hungry, gotta eat. Godspeed SAA, SyAAF, RuAF, RuSF :)


      SAA need to advance from al-ghab, southern idlib, eastern idlib and Aleppo at the same time. 4 fronts would overwhelm and force the jihadis to retreat to Ankara. We saw how this worked well in Daraa 2018, green bus express request after 1 hour of SAA offensive XD

      • Zionist Internet Warrior

        Daraa area was a bit smaller, i dont think SAA have enough manpower for 4 fronts

  • Zionist Internet Warrior

    Dayr Sharqi liberated by SAA, less than 10km to Maraat al numan :)

  • gustavo

    They can claim whatever they want, the reality is quite different.

  • Vitex

    ….aaand THAT’s why you use DRONES.

  • EveryoneIsBiased

    If this is a Syrian copy of Irans now widely proven models, this is amazing news:
    They jihadis only have much smaler drones, this is giving SAA a massive advantage, even though this one is downed!