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Russian Warplanes Took Missile Fire While Carrying Out New Wave Of Airstrikes On Greater Idlib (Videos, Photos)

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Russian Warplanes Took Missile Fire While Carrying Out New Wave Of Airstrikes On Greater Idlib (Videos, Photos)

A Russian Su-24 takes off on a combat mission at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. IMAGE: AP PHOTO/VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV

On August 27, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib where many terrorist groups are present and active.

The first wave of airstrikes targeted the town of al-Bara, while the second wave hit the outskirts of the town of Mjdlya. Both towns, which are located near the M4 highway in the southern countryside of Idlib, are tightly controlled by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahir al-Sham (HTS).

During the airstrikes, a ground-to-air missile was reportedly fired at a Russian manned reconnaissance aircraft. The missile exploded midair, kilometers away from the aircraft which carried out on with its mission.

Some Syrian opposition activists said that the missile was fired by HTS, the de-facto ruler of Greater Idlib. Others, however, claimed that the missile was launched by Turkish forces deployed in the southern Idlib countryside.

Last year, Turkish forces in Greater Idlib were caught red-handed while attempting to shot down a Russian warplane with a US-made FIM-92 Stinger man-portable air-defense system.

According to opposition activists, this was the fourth time a ground-to-air missile is launched at Russian warplanes operating over Greater Idlib this month. A similar incident was also reported last June.

The attempts to shot down Russian warplanes will not likely go unpunished. HTS, its allies and its backers are all responsible for these provocations in some way, or another. These provocations are destabilizing Greater Idlib and jeopardizing the ceasefire.

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YepItsTrue

Geo-locate the source of fire and return to make a strong point of disapproval – with FAB-500kg bombs.

Corrupt Ukrop SHITHOLE

It seems Russian laser directional countermeasures and EW suit did the job. Most excellent Comrades 🤗👍🥇 CIAtrolls and hasbarats will cry and rage 🤗

block

Firing SA missiles at Russians? What a fckn joke. The hts/turk fools simply paint themselves as a strategic target.

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