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Syrian Army Shoots Down Armed Drone In Northern Lattakia (Photos)


The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) shoot down an armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) over the northern Lattakia countryside on March 15, according to the Russian news agency, Sputnik.

“Reconnaissance and surveillance units detected the drone while it was trying to approach the army’s positions in the hill of Abu Ali, it was targeted and shoot down with anti-aircraft machine guns,” a military source told Sputnik.

Photos of the downed drone show that it is identical to the type used in many attacks on the Russian Hmeimim airbase during last year. According to several reports, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the former branch of al-Qaeda in Syria, uses this type of UAVs.

Syrian Army Shoots Down Armed Drone In Northern Lattakia (Photos)

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Earlier this week, Russian warplanes destroyed several ammo depots belonging to the terrorist group around and inside the city of Idlib. The Ministry of Defense of Russia said that dozens of armed drones were stored inside the depots.

It remains unclear how the terrorist group with limited resources was able to design, manufacture and operate armed UAVs in such a large scale. Some experts believe that HTS is receiving direct help from foreign powers.

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  • seawolf

    Turkey has an open door for any kind of supplies for HTS, and Turkey is Erdogan who is sitting and talking with Putin for peace in there Middle East. Erdogan is such a good man.

  • Johan

    Foreign power? Turlkey is a known power! And cheating since they lanced Islamic State.

  • meridius

    There is indeed a strong probability of these primitives receiving
    technical support from outside ( being Turkey, Israel or outsource for money to
    other third parties). It is very unlikely that this Koran poking jihadist would
    know much about aerodynamics, physics and electrical stuff.

    • Sinbad2

      Al Qaeda has always been a branch of the CIA.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Erdogan gives HTS=ALQAIDA technical support.He wants to create a region within Syria which can be controlled by Turkey after the defeat of terrorists,in order to sabotage Syria.

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      just find out Greece financing pyg kurdi terrorist against Turkish Army in Syria wow gone get worse now

  • Nowruz

    I thought Russia attacked HTS’s drone facility a couple days ago. Maybe a second strike should be done.

    • gustavo

      Second, and Third, and Foruth, and so on…..Syria-Hezbolah-Iran-Russia troops must lunch and offensive on Idlib to get rid of terrorists and Turkey.

      • Mustafa Mehmet

        , they should go all the way and cross the Turkish border to go on you can do this

    • Sinbad2

      You would have to bomb Washington to stop the terrorists.

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      Russia attacks empty farm land to show look we are bombing terrorist

    • Brian Michael Bo Pedersen

      Most likely produced before the strikes or at another location, i wouldn be surprised if they have backyard factories across the continent and perhaps beyond

  • gustavo

    Never end, isn’t it ? Terrorists-Turkey-USA will try over adn over again until they fillaly get it, that is, destroying Russia air basis in Syria. What am I swying Turkey too ? Turkey is a selected NATO member.