Satellite Imagery Prove that 4 Russian Mi-24 Attack Helicopters Have Been Destroyed in Syria?

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An American geopolitical intelligence firm, Strator, has released satellite imagery that allegedly prove that 4 Russian Mi-24 attack helicopters have been destroyed and a Syrian MiG-25 aircraft damaged by ISIS militants in Syria. According to report, the attack helicopters and the warplanes were located at the T4 air base in the Homs province, near the city of Palmyra. And ISIS artillery units succcessully shelled the airbase.

The Russian Defense Ministry has rejected the  reports:

“All the Russian combat helicopters staying in the Syrian Arab Republic are performing planned assignments to destroy terrorists. There are no casualties among the personnel of the Russian airbase,” a Russian news agency, TASS, cited Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov on May 24.

“As for the photos of the Syrian airbase, the burnt aircraft and motor vehicles, as well as numerous craters created by reactive shell explosions have been present there for more than one month. This is the result of fierce fighting for this aerodrome between the Syrian government troops and militants of terrorist groupings,” Konashenkov added.

Satellite Imagery Prove that 4 Russian Mi-24 Attack Helicopters Have Been Destroyed in Syria?

The images were released by Stratfor on May 24. The US think tank also claims that an ammunition depot has been destroyed. We remember ISIS claimed that its militants destroyed 4 Russian attack helicopters and 20 trucks loaded with ammunition on May 14. In turn, the pro-gvoernment forces said that an accidental explosion had taken place in an ammunition storage area at the T4 air base.

Satellite Imagery Prove that 4 Russian Mi-24 Attack Helicopters Have Been Destroyed in Syria?

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  • Nexusfast123

    Strator are a pointless outfit. Maybe they have been destroyed. I would put more store in them claiming to have seen Father Christmas.

  • Ding Bat

    Poorly done photoshop job.
    Get an expert please.

  • citizen

    Stratfor is definitely an organisation biased in favour of USA. However, the Russian ministry of defence didn’t deny what Stratfor said or revealed. It just used clever use of words neither confirming or denying. If it was fake, their statement likely would have been categorical denial.

  • InvaderNat

    Hmm, something has definitely been shelled there. However what evidence is there to suggest that A) These are Russian helicopters (Syria operate the same types I think) and B) These are actually burnt helicopters? It is quite difficult to see anything there.

    • As an idea: Stratfor is a common business. Such claims, with “nice pics”, are a good idea to generate some traffic to the website and sell subscriptions) This is why the real damage doesn’t matter.

  • Alessandro Lattanzio

    It isn’t Stratfor searching advertising, but are Masdar-Southfront looking for money from saudi-qatari’s vaults:

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1748824428693639&id=1492252324350852

    Официальный представитель Минобороны России
    генерал-майор Игорь Конашенков:
    «Все российские боевые вертолеты, находящиеся в Сирийской Арабской Республике, выполняют плановые задачи по уничтожению террористов.
    Никаких потерь среди личного состава российской авиабазы нет.
    Напомню, что авторство слухов об уничтожении подразделения российских боевых вертолетов и двух десятков грузовиков принадлежит пропагандистам ИГИЛ, которые безуспешно пытались «продать» эту якобы «новость» около 10 дней назад.
    Что касается фотоснимков сирийской авиабазы, то сожженная авиа- и автомобильная техника, а также многочисленные воронки от разрыва реактивных снарядов, присутствуют там уже не первый месяц. Это результат упорных боев за данный аэродром сирийских правительственных войск и боевиков террористических формирований.
    А если отбросить всю лирику и говорить прямо, то, видимо, распространение подобной информации и есть посильный, в кавычках, вклад в борьбу с международным терроризмом со стороны наших партнеров».
    Ранее в ряде ведущих американских СМИ была опубликована информация со ссылкой на американскую частную разведывательную компанию «Stratfor» о якобы уничтожении на авиабазе в районе Тиаса, провинции Хомс, подразделения российских вертолетов и двух десятков грузовиков.

  • Gaius Pilum

    I said yesterday this is fake picture, it’s easy to see it.

  • Tony B.

    Stratfor is one more Israhell first outfit running the U.S.

  • Mahmoud Larfi

    The first image is definitely fake, at least partially… look at the two leftmost helicopters, they are identical ! It means the same helicopter picture has been used twice in the montage. If the first image is retouched we could presume that the second one is retouched as well.
    Now the question is : what’s the benefit for Stratfor in making/spreading fake pictures ?