Syrian pro-government sources claim that Buk-M2E air defense systems of the Syrian Air Defense Forces enaged Turkish unmanned aerial vehicles over the region of Greater Idlib 25 times during the recent military confrontation with Turkey. According to these reports, 20 Turkish UAVs were shot down.
Today the finalized report for the Buk-M2E units in #Idlib was issued: (official numbers but only for the Buk-M2E)
20 hits on UAVs
2 hits were scratched
60% of the hostile objects crashed in a hostile zones pic.twitter.com/FwuIfoHvBT
— Syrian_MC (@Syrian_MC) March 8, 2020
Earlier, Syrian media claimed that the Syrian Air Defense Forces shot down 13 Turkish combat UAVs: 7 – Bayraktar TB2 and 6 – TAI Anka. If all the numbers provided are true (this is not 100%), the Syrian military was also using its Buk-M2E air defense systems to engage smaller, not armed UAVs employed by the Turkish military for reconnaissance purposes.
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