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Russian Reconnaissance Aircraft Came Under Fire Over Syria’s Greater Idlib

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Russian Reconnaissance Aircraft Came Under Fire Over Syria’s Greater Idlib

A-50 aircraft. IMAGE: Marina Lystseva/TASS

On April 10, a reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces was targeted with a missile while flying over the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib.

The missile failed to reach the aircraft, that went on to complete its sortie over Greater Idlib. The aircraft was identified by aviation observers in Greater Idlib, who provide the region’s militants with early warning, as a “Swan,” a term usually used to refer to the Beriev A-50 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) plane.

At least one A-50 is deployed in Hmeimim Air Base on the Syrian coast. The plane conducts reconnaissance sorties over Greater Idlib on a regular basis.

Greater Idlib aviation observers claimed that the anti-aircraft missile was fired by the Turkish military. Yet, it is more likely that the missile was fired by militants deployed near one of the Turkish posts in the region.

Russian Reconnaissance Aircraft Came Under Fire Over Syria’s Greater Idlib

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Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of Greater Idlib, is known to be in possession of several man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADs).

According to a recent report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Turkish military trained 150 militants in Greater Idlib on the use of MANPADs. The training course was held at a Turkish military camp near the town of Almastumah in the southern countryside of Idlib in January.

A day earlier, at least right Russian airstrikes targeted positions of HTS and its allies in the southern countryside of Idlib.

Several attempts to target Russian aircraft over Greater Idlib were reported over the last year. These attempts represent a blatant violation of the ceasefire agreement in the region, which was brokered by Russia and Turkey on 5 March 2020.


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Let’s face it, it’s not going to be long before western airports and governments get heavy demands for ransom money, now that every man and a dog has access to a flooded ManPad missile market. Probably a few tens of K will secure Millions in payouts. Worse still the west can be assured that every future encounter will be against adversaries well supplied with Russian weaponry – Argentina will probably be taking delivery of Hyper sonic weapons soon – when you stir up the pot, there is sure to be s… that comes to the top!


News from Mariupol:

New appeal of the deputy commander of the Nazi regiment “Azov” “Kalina”. He says that:

they were betrayed by “politicians who talk about support, but do not answer the phone and do not communicate for more than 2 weeks”;

they were betrayed by friends, “they hide their eyes, they are afraid to come to the rescue”

Currently he’s in Azovstal plant and his death is very close



Ghost of Zelensky

Hahaha these nazi idiots only now begin to realize their Jewish president doesn’t really give a fuck about them 🤣😁


their masters save money… all out sale for Azov


Back in 1970’s the French negotiated and paid to ensure PLO groups didn’t target or hijack from French airports – could be heading back in that direction, as NATO is recklessly throwing MANPADS into Ukraine that could well end up on black market later on as Ukraine collapses and stockpiles go AWOL.

Last edited 4 months ago by BabylonGardens
War Junkie

New S300 destroyed close to Kherson


Russian jets are very easy to shoot down.

Last edited 4 months ago by Sephiroth

LOL clown like you make me laugh. SF: “ISRAEL IS HIDING THAT ITS STATE-OF-ART F-35 WARPLANE WAS HIT BY SYRIAN S-200 MISSILE – REPORTS” https://southfront.org/israel-hiding-state-art-f-35-warplane-hit-syrian-s-200-missile-reports/

Do you know what Zion said? “Israel says it was birds that grounded its F-35 worth $96 million.” LIES good old Zion. “Israel claims it was not a Soviet-era missile that took down its F-35; instead, it says a “bird strike” two weeks prior took down its expensive military kit. A “bird strike” is a common threat to aviation and refers simply to a plane hitting birds in its flight path.”

S-200 grounded F-35 – if you weren’t a moron you would also remember how many times the F-35 just failed BY ITSELF. “F-35 is a very expensive, time-consuming failure. The F-35 was supposed to be a low-cost, lightweight fighter jet. But with a cost of around $100 million per jet and project delays now stretching into double digits, the F-35 is one of the most high-profile failures in the history of military procurement.”

I know you are one of those clowns that only take Neo-Nazis cuck and good for you, but bitch how many times those Manpad missiles fail?


And where is the proof that the jet was hit by s200? We need definitive proof. Even if it was hit by the missile, the jet survived. Not like your jets that just fall from the sky, not need to employ advanced AA, just a stinger does the job.

Last edited 4 months ago by sephiroth

Neo-Nazi asking for proofs – yeah fuk head a bird grounded F-35 jet somehow. Oh, yeah it also took Zion 2 weeks to mention that :), believe your master Neo-nazi fuk. You are fuked in the head for good…maybe stop sucking Neo-Nazis dic* that might help your stupid ass.

“just fall from the sky” Ah yes, you moron should have said one of the Neo-Nazi stories kiddo. There has been only one Su-35 that got shot down by Soviet-era air difference systems (9K37 Buk Air Defense System).

How many times did Neo-Nazis down Russian jets with Manpads-stingers fuk head?

You are a joke – btw that SU-35 was on a SEAD (Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses) mission. The pilot is alive as well. Also, you are young and stupid – April 7 (Reuters) – Ukraine has received about 25,000 anti-aircraft weapons systems from the United States and its allies. That was April 7th BTW.

How is it? Only 15 Soviet-era jets and 1 Russian-era jet were shot down or downed, mostly by Soviet air defense systems. Not by manpads or stingers.

“not need to employ advanced AA, just a stinger does the job.” You are a moron, don’t talk about shit you have no clue about kiddo. Why do you think NATO asked Turk-isis-stan to send their S-400 to Ukraine if manpads are doing so well again? Or why is Ukraine trying so hard to get their hands on soviet-era air defense systems again?

You are fuking rtded.

Chris Gr

The neo-Nazi insult is too far fetched. There are “neo-Nazis” that support Israel, “neo-Nazis” that support Lebanon, “neo-Nazis” that support Assad, “neo-Nazis” that support FSA, etc …


STFU half-blooded pig Zion, we know you also sucking Neo-Nazis around the world.

Chris Gr

I am monarchist lol


You are not funny nor smart, just another dumb fuk. How many times have I told you, rtded kid, to fuking STFU and don’t reply to my comments? Get off my dick hoe.

I talk to Jens because he is been around as long as I have been here and he isn’t rtded at less, unlike you, and he isn’t a Zion. You are just a Zion and I blocked that Plastic-Zion long ago and Zion are all the same…you are no different from them. It is pointless and useless to talk to a Zion hoe.

Yet again fuk off hoe.

Chris Gr

You make no sense. Probably you are a supported of some radical group. And I don’t remember you. You are unimportant.


“How many times have I told you, rtded kid, to fuking STFU and don’t reply to my comments?” Grow the fuk and STFU.

Did I reply to you first? NO, you are the one out of nowhere starts saying shit under the comment I write. Go and suck Turk-isis-Zion-Wahhabis like a good hoe and get off my dic*.

Chris Gr

I don’t remember you. But for sure you cannot tell the difference between Turkey, Israel and ISIS.

Turkey supports Hamas which is against Israel and part of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Chris Gr

HTS is armed by Qatar. The funny thing is that the West dislike radical militias and Iran and they love Qatar while Qatar is cooperating with Iran and is funding radical militias.


It wil start in Syria, the USA will start their it seams the weakest spot,!

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