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AUGUST 2020

Syrian MoD Says Su-22 Warplane Was Shot Down With Anti-Aircraft Missile

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Syrian MoD Says Su-22 Warplane Was Shot Down With Anti-Aircraft Missile

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Radical militants used an anti-aircraft missile to shot down the Su-22 warplane on August 14, Syria’s Defense Ministry announced.

“One of our warplanes, which was tasked today 14-8-2019 with a mission to destroy headquarters of the al-Nusra Front in the area of al-Tamanah, was subjected to a hit with an anti-aircraft missile launched by the terrorist organizations stationed in that area, as a result it was shot down,” a statement by the ministry reads.

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham [previously known as the al-Nusra Front] and its allies from the “al-Fatah al-Mubin” operations room claimed responsibility for the downing of the warplane, saying that their “air defense companies” brought it down.

The warplane pilot, identified as Lt. Col. Mohammed Ahmed Suleiman from Deir Ezzor, was captured by HTS militants following a six-hour long search operation.

Syrian MoD Says Su-22 Warplane Was Shot Down With Anti-Aircraft Missile

Lt. Col. Mohammed Ahmed Suleiman, Click to see full-size image.

Idlib militants are known for possessing several types of MANPADs, including Soviet-made 9K38 Igla and Chinese-made FN-6 missiles.

Last month, a Su-22 was hit with a MANPAD over northern Hama. However, the experienced pilot was able to land safely in an unspecified airbase in Homs.

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  • gustavo

    Weapons provided by the wonderful Turkey (NATO member).

    • christianblood

      As well as the US, Saudi, Israel and the UK! The all provide money, political support, sophisticated arms and intelligence to their terrorist allies in Syria!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enMuPzxXoEk

      • gustavo

        Yes, of course.

      • David Parker

        White hats = MOSSAD / CIA army of head-choppers who launch and film chlorine gas attacks on civilians.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    The Turkeys are desperate and supplying the headchoppers with manpads their CIA masters bought in eastern Europe. Most of these manpads are from Bulgaria, Romanian and Croatian stocks. Sooner or later these terrorist scum will use them on Turkeys civilian airliners when the blowback starts in earnest.

    • David Parker

      Let’s hope. It would be ironic indeed if Erdogan and Netanyahu were shot down by the army of head-chopping demons they have unleashed on the people of Syria.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        The Americunt morons found that out the hard way in Afghanistan-USSR CIA “jihad”.

        • David Parker

          Except I do not believe one US military aircraft has been shot down with a MANPAD (Stinger) in Afghanistan. The Taliban have bagged some helicopters, but no fighters, bombers, or gunships have been shot down whereas the Soviets lost jets to Stingers. The Russians have not returned the favor by giving advanced anti-aircraft missiles to the Taliban.

        • David Parker

          I am American.
          We the people do not condone what they the US deep state do in our name. As for anyone who volunteers for the US military, they are completely ignorant of the fact they are fighting to steal oil, gas, minerals, and land for the Zionists. They are also ignorant of the fact that they are empowering and enabling those demons to dig their own grave. They went in for the socialist money and benefits and the good ones get out as soon as they discover the truth.

  • Rob

    1. The Syrian pilots should not bring their fighter jets lower than 6Km.

    2. For precise target hits Syrian government needs target pods to fit in every fighter jets.

    3. Similarly for bombs Syria needs smart kits to fit on every bomb.

    China produces and sell these both products on very low cost. This will save pilots lives and fighter jets.

    • Hanny Benny

      SU22 haven’t gps-oriented or tv-controlled missiles like the Kh-29T.
      So they have to divebomb ;)
      Very risky, but they need effectiv hits.. so they have to go in danger..

    • wwinsti

      Rob, thank you for this, I was about to post something similar. We live in a Bluetooth world, there’s no reason for even an older combat plane not to have some laser guidance capacity by carrying a pod on one of the wings. The controls could be bolted on to anything in the cockpit. A 2 seater aircraft would be even more practical.

      • Rob

        Thanks. I surprised why Syria have not adopted this technology. It is very simple and easy for pilots to operate like a smart mobile phones as well as this kit is very easy to fit even at home on fighter jets and on bomb.

    • David Parker

      Can you tell Assad?
      How can the SAA not know this?
      Does China also have a strategic interest in preserving the Syrian government for the new Silk Road? I believe everyone else is fighting to control the most economical oil and gas pipeline routes to Europe. Good people would contract and share the wealth. Shows the heart of a Zionist – manipulate goyim to steal it for you. Netanyahu is dreaming of “Greater israel”, of taking over Syria. The fool forgets that God divorced Israel, his idolatrous faithless wife back in AD 70. The “Jews” and the people living in Israel have no special significance since then except that they are still the children of the devil. They have made themselves odious everywhere they settle and death and destruction are always the result of their manipulations of the goyim.

      • Rob

        China is very helpful. A couple of times China sent officials to Syria and told to Syrian government that we can train Syrian army and we can meet Syrian hardware demands. just Syrian government should send request for these equipments.

        • David Parker

          Any idea why Assad didn’t go for the deal?
          Is it because the Chinese equipment is not compatible with the Russian equipment? Too much of a learning curve to try using two different manufacturers, two different languages?

          • Rob

            I think in Assad government there is no technical person.

      • Willing Conscience (The Truths

        China from day one has supplied equipment to Syria, heaps of cash, and also helped train both military and medical personnel, but more importantly China’s invested tens of billions in Syria, mostly in the oil production sector but also in other sectors too, and they’ve also given lots of humanitarian aid to Syria.
        They even offered to participate in the Idlib campaign offering air support to the SAA, but nothing came of it because Erdogan and Putin came to an agreement and the Astana agreement was made.

        • David Parker

          So is Putin elbowing Xi out of Syria? I thought they shared strategic interests and were in accord with the Belt and Road initiative.

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            No he isn’t, they’re cooperating in Syria and just about everywhere else too.
            It’s all about resource security for China, they need petroleum for their industry and commerce, and more importantly for their war machine, everything China’s doing in the Middle East and Africa is all about resource security.
            The Russians already sell China tens of billions worth of gas and oil every year, but the Chinese don’t like putting all their eggs in one basket, so they’re madly trying to diversify their supply chains to minimise problems in the future.
            Now you’d probably think that Putin’s not happy that Xi isn’t buying even more oil and gas from Russia but he’s not, Putin’s very happy China’s stealing many of the US’s and Europe’s existing supply chains, because that’s driving up world prices for the two commodities Russia has the most of, oil and gas.
            They’re cooperating together to bring the US to it’s knees, the petrodollar is being made more and more worthless to the US economy thanks to what both XI and Putin are doing.
            And they’ve developed their own international monetary fund too, which is competing with the world monetary bank, which means the Chinese and Russians not only give out cheap loans to developing countries, they also broker commodity deals between some countries which purposely avoids using cash altogether, in other words they often revert to the age old tradition of barter, I’ll give you 10 chickens for 5 rabbits, type of deals. The world bank is losing business to China and Russia now, they can no longer rip off poor countries with their unrepayable loans, LOL.
            Neither Russia nor China ever go stepping on each others toes, and they actually seem to go to great lengths to avoid any conflict between them, so I suspect they haven’t got any conflicting interests in Syria at all, just mutually beneficial interests.

          • David Parker

            Good news. How are Russia and China going to prevent Zionist takeover of their alternate financial systems?

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            Up until recently Putin has been the Zionist worst enemies, for nearly a decade he’s been continually thwarting their plans and jailing their players for the slightest reasons, and Xi Jin Ping is nearly as pro active in China too.
            I’ll be a bit rude and simplify, all countries that have pro LGBTQI rights have already been indoctrinated into the Zionist movement, those that oppose the LGBTQI rights are still safe from Zionist takeovers. So if you ever hear either Putin or Xi start promoting the LGBTQI agenda, you’ll know the Zionist have infiltrated their systems and taken over those countries too, but it’ll never happen.
            Putin introduced 2 laws into legislation back in 2005/6 that helped to protect Russia from the Zionist infiltration of his country, Xi has been a little less adversarial but only because his political system isn’t as easy to take over.

  • Hanny Benny

    Turkey = REAL ISIS (800 years of devshirme)

    • David Parker

      Don’t forget the scheming Zionist inciting the goyim to kill each other.

  • Rhodium 10

    Along these years of Syrian war..SAA failed to protect his pilots….sometimes is too difficult…but in these case where the pilot was 6 hours hide…it was as simple as to be a GPS-Transponder to send position to SAA…and be monitored with drones and launch airstrikes vs incoming terrorist searching him!..sadly the fate of this pilot under hands of terrorist will be nothing good!

    • David Parker

      I agree.
      Assad should take off the gloves. If Daesch refuses a prisoner exchange, Assad should inform Daesch that for every day they hold the pilot he will skin two Daesch prisoners and one Turk alive and televise the process so the other Daesch terrorists can see what awaits them if they mistreat captive SAA.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Terrible news, HTS will use this captured pilot to try and bargain now and God only knows what they’ll ask for. Hopefully Assad only agrees to prisoner exchanges and nothing else, give them 100 captured rebels for the pilot, even more if they want them, just don’t agree to any new ceasefires or a return of territory deals.
    God help the pilot.