On February 11, members of Turkish-backed militant groups shot down a Syrian military helictoper with a MANPAD in eastern Idlib. The incident happened near the village of Nayrab (west of Saraqib) amid an intense fighting between the Syrian Army and forces led by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly the Syrianbranch of al-Qaeda) in the area.
Following the incident, multiple pro-Turkish sources have speculated that the helicopter was downed by the Turkish Air Force’s F-16 jet. These reports are fake news. Nonetheless, the MANPAD used was likely supplied by Turkey.
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