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Syrian Army Shot Down Suicide Drone Launched By Militants In Greater Idlib (Photos)

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On December 27, the Reverse Side of the Medal Telegram channel released photos of an improvised suicide drone, which was recently downed near the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib.

According to the Telegram channel, the drone, which was likely launched by Greater Idlib militants, was downed using electronic warfare means.

Drones with a similar design were used against the Syrian Arab Army and its allies over the past two years. The drone appears to be made with off-the-shelf electronics and is armed with the warhead of a C-5 air-to-ground rocket, which was designed in the Soviet Union.

Larger drones made with the same technology were used in attacks on Russia’s Hmeimim Air Base and Tartus Naval Base on the Syrian coast.

Syrian Army Shot Down Suicide Drone Launched By Militants In Greater Idlib (Photos)

Click to see full-size image. Source: t.me/grey_zone

Syrian Army Shot Down Suicide Drone Launched By Militants In Greater Idlib (Photos)

Click to see full-size image. Source: t.me/grey_zone

Syrian Army Shot Down Suicide Drone Launched By Militants In Greater Idlib (Photos)

Click to see full-size image. Source: t.me/grey_zone

Syrian Army Shot Down Suicide Drone Launched By Militants In Greater Idlib (Photos)

Click to see full-size image. Source: t.me/grey_zone

Al-Qaeda’s Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), which roles over Greater Idlib, reportedly manufactures and operates these improvised drones.

ISIS, which had more experience and resources than HTS, failed to manufacture suicide drones on a mass scale. This suggests that HTS received technical support from a third party.

Despite their intensive use over the last two years, these improvised drones saw little success in attacks on point targets. Russian and Syrian air-defense and electronic warfare and air defense systems effectively contain the threat from these drones.

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