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Syrian Warplane Hit With Anti-Aircraft Missile Over Northern Hama

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Syrian Warplane Hit With Anti-Aircraft Missile Over Northern Hama

Syrian Air Force’s Su-22 fighter jet © Valeriy Sharifulin/TASS

A warplane of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) was hit with an anti-aircraft guided missile over the northern Hama countryside in the morning of June 7.

A military source told SouthFront that a Syrian Su-22M4 fighter bomber was hit with a man-portable air-defense system (MANPAD) missile, that had been launched by militants, while it was carrying out a sortie over northern Hama. Despite this, the experienced pilot was able to land safely in an unspecified airbase in Homs.

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the former branch of al-Qaeda in Syria, claimed responsibility for the attack immediately. However, its news agency, Iba’a, said later that the warplane was targeted by the so-called “joint operations room”, an HTS-led coalition with Turkish-backed factions and al-Qaeda-affiliated groups.

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

The militants’ use of MANPADs is not something new. It will likely have a limited effect on Russian and Syrian aerial operations over Greater Idlib.

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  • BMWA1

    God bless the pilot!

  • Free man

    The SAA are an embarrassment.
    Assad should stop fighting and start a process of national reconciliation.

    • eltahar

      Said the keyboard warrior in his mothers basement.

      • Free man

        I understand that a “brave fighter” like you wants to see more Syrians killed in vain.

        • klove and light

          answer my fucking Question????
          can we reconcile the day after??? i raped your Sisters and mother and killed your Father and Brothers???

          dumb ass moron

        • eltahar

          How can you talk about reconcilation and rebuilding when an enclave of NATO and GCC backed Al Qaeda jihadist slaughters are occupying a part of Syria? When the vile USA is illegally in that country trying to break that country? Syria would be liberated a long time ago if those regimes of the NATO and the Gulftyrants didn’t prolong the war.

        • eltahar

          No sane country in the world would accept jihadi mercenaries..you can’t reason or reconcile with Muhamedan terrorists Who will use any opportunity to attack civilians and steal land.

          • FlorianGeyer

            Britain’s got some trained Jihadi’s back now.

            But on consideration, about 50% of Brits are Libtards , so the UK is 50% insane I suppose :)

        • grumpy_carpenter

          First it’s not Syrians that the SAA are fighting in Idlib. It’s jihadi mercenaries from all over the world financed by and armed by the Saudi, Turkish, Israeli and US governments and yes I for one want to see more of them killed.

          The Syrians tried peaceful coexistence in a deal with Turkey but these brave “rebels” kept firing rockets, artillery and drone strikes into Syrian territory killing Syrian civilians however Syrian civilians that support Assad don’t get much sympathy from western MSM.

          They can bomb Syrian hospitals night and day and not a word but just the rumour of a stray shell hitting a “rebel” field hospital and the papers read how Assad is deliberately targeting hospitals and you see videos of the blessed ‘white helmets” leaping over piles of rubble to rescue victims without one question of how the cameras were set up ahead of the rescuers to catch the action or how the action is often caught from more than one angle which begs the question as to how there are more cameras than rescuers in such a life or death situation.

        • FlorianGeyer

          A Guest is upvoting you, Free man.
          Is that your mom or your wanking hand ?

        • Marvin Joel Zavala López

          Nope… You’re not a free man, you’re a fucking asshole

    • Zarko Ciric

      Such a stupid comment.

    • iosongasingsing

      Hey free man, are you from the Talmud or Wahab?

    • gustavo

      Question, do you think that it would be a good idea that Russia tried to make reconciliation with Germany in WWII instead of fighting ? You have not understood anything my friend. These stupid local (Syrian) terrorists are handle by foreign terrorists (german, saudis, pakistan, canadian, whatever) payed by USA-Israel-NATO (turkey) with the idea of destroying Syria and taking its land (Idlib, AL-Tanf and east Euphrates river). All terrorists in Syria must be eliminated (including Turkish-USA-Kurds), if you want to have really peace in Syria. Syria soldiers are given their life for their people for a better future, and this is invaluable and be worth millions of lives. There is not a civil war in Syria my friend, this is a war of destruction planned by Israel-USA-NATO.

    • Xoli Xoli

      This is what Erdogan and Satanyahu wants to split up Syria and rule it.

    • klove and light

      Reconciliation ??? ok here is my Question for U?

      I will come to your house tomorrow, rape your wife and Sisters, take them as slaves, kill your Father and Brothers..
      The day after , can we reconcile and be Friends???

    • Barba_Papa

      Newsflash! Assad tried. Together with Russia. But Al Qaida and Friends continued to break the ceasefire and launch attacks. For months on end. Kinda hard to do so when you’re the only one showing up at the peace meeting.

      • Free man

        1. At the end of the day, they are all Syrians and they will have to live together.
        2. SAA doesn’t appear to be able to capture significant areas from the rebels without withdrawing a day later.
        3. Negotiations won’t be easy, but the Turks will have to impose the conditions on the militias .
        4. One thing can be said with certainty, the current course of events will only lead to more killing of Syrians and the destruction of cities and villages, without a “winner”.

        • ruca

          Re-read the two comments above. They have explained things clearly. When someone is shooting at you, he doesn’t feel like talking.

          • You can call me Al

            Just show him the door, copy my comment to him above and lets see if he susses it out.

          • ruca

            Why can’t we all just get along? Because someone is shooting at us! Something like this.

        • Tudor Miron

          No, they are not all Syrians. There are plenty of foreign actors in there. Idlibstan is a territory occupied by irregular armed forces of UK/US/Israel. Sivilians can’t wait when SAA comes and they can return to normal life. Those who fight for foreign powers against its own country – those are not Syrians but traitors.

          • FlorianGeyer

            We must not forget that NATO and Gulf States special forces have been teaching terrorists first aid, orienteering and wild camping as well , Tudor :)

        • Redadmiral

          1.”At the end of the day” There is plenty of grave space in Idlib for the headchopping proxies of Zionism.

          2. “SAA” use tactical advances and retreats to inflict serious casualties on Yanki Zionist Headchoppers.
          3.”Negotiations”, come from the muzzles of, SAA and it’s allies, guns.
          4. “One thing can be said with certainty, the current course of events will only lead to” the eradication of Yanki/Zionist Headchopping Proxies. And the sooner the better.

        • Concrete Mike

          Just your point #1 is laughable.
          Point #2 i had to laugh for 2 hours. So who liberated Aleppo? Fucking Santa Claus? Who defended deir ez zor for 4 fucking years the easter bunny?

          One thing can be said for sure, thank.god the syrians dont listen to know it alls like you, otherwise al nusrah would be in damascuss.

          Later dumbass

        • Vitex

          Do you know anything at all about military tactics? It seems to me that the Syrian tactics are rational and economic. Advance, provoke a response, create a pocket, kill the enemy within the pocket. But you’d prefer to believe otherwise – not so free after all perhaps

    • grumpy_carpenter

      It does take 2 sides willing to talk to reconcile. You’re a free man. Why don’t you go into Idlib and find the nearest Al Nusra leader and convince him to give up his life of jihad and maybe take up farming or dentistry. Once you get the ball rolling I’m sure the Syrians will follow up on it.

      • Free man

        Would you write the same things if you lived in Idlib? Or if you had relatives there? Or if your son served in the SAA and fought there?
        I don’t think so. It is easy to have firm opinions when others have to pay the price.

        • Ronald

          We all pay the price. We are all family having the right to self defense
          This province of Syria is the last out post of Al Qaeda, you would give them a place of refuge, so they can take Aleppo again, you are mad, or with the Muslim Brotherhood.

        • You can call me Al

          There is a big difference in living in Idlib and living under terrorist control in Idlib.

        • You can call me Al

          Now listen here young man (?), there are many people on this site, with far more knowledge and experience than you have; you have had say on this matter and have been rebuked every time by a number of people, including myself.

          Therefore knock it on the head, go to the next article and comment there; your repetitive BS is starting to irritate me.

          • FlorianGeyer

            And me, Al.

        • grumpy_carpenter

          I hope I’m never in that situation however if some third party country paid and armed a bunch of religious fanatics to overthrow my government I would want to do everything in my power to throw them out.

          You get all high and mighty over civilians dying in Idlib but not a word about the Syrian civilians killed by bombs, missiles and drone strike that have been coming out of Idlib for months.

          You have nothing to offer other than misspent moral outrage. You don’t have any solutions and I’ll bet your tax dollars have been spent arming, training, supporting and defending these terrorists and you’re too lazy or inept to know it.

        • FlorianGeyer

          Would you write the same things IF you lived in Idlib and were being terrorised and robbed by US coalition sponsored terrorist warlord gangs, Free man?

          Would you write the same things if your disabled young son was kidnapped for a ransom of $100,000, and that you did not have that amount of money. Because of that you were abducted as well and you and your son were both murdered.

          You would not write the same things then, as you would be fucking dead and left to rot with your son.

          This actually happened a week or so ago, and you are a free man, wherever you live, who knows buggerall about much atall.

        • Astrid Watanabe

          Thanks to your sanctimonious posts we got many great replies.
          If you had an open mind and were capable you could learn from any one of these.

    • FlorianGeyer

      Are you a beneficiary of CIA supplied drugs or just Tired and Emotional ?

      Reconciling with Jihadi rattlesnakes is not possible,

    • Willing Conscience (The Truths

      He tried that and it hasn’t worked.

    • David Parker

      Are you certifiably crazy or just pretending?
      It is not Assad who persists in war. This whole slaughter was not his idea.
      The CIA recruited the head-choppers to murder Assad and the Syrian government and bring complete chaos to Syria just as was done in Iraq.

  • iosongasingsing

    In supporting and arming the Wahabite killers of Al Qaeda, Turkey and Israel are allies.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Good man at least he landed safely.

  • Peter Orimoyegun

    don’t be surprised if you hear of civilian plane hit with anti-aircraft missile to escalate situation

    • Concrete Mike

      Hopefully the syrian aircraft controllers arent as dumb as ukraine’s.

      They wont send civilian planes close.

    • James

      I don’t think they fly that low that close to the action?

  • Taz T

    Putin does not care about Syria otherwise it would not make a deal with Turkey and Israel to grab Syrian lands and supporting terrorists. He is only interested in Russian and his gang’s interest.

    • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

      Is it internet day today in the asylum ?

      https://media.giphy.com/media/12oPSrUAnn76aA/giphy.gif

    • FlorianGeyer

      You have copied and pasted that bullshit before, Taz T.
      If your kike handlers find out, your shekels will be reduced.

  • Attrition47

    Well done, that bloke.

  • You can call me Al

    Just blitz the bloody area Russia, stop pussy footing about.

    • David Parker

      With another Raqqa?
      Assad has a thing about NOT killing his own people trapped among head-choppers. That’s why he doesn’t gas them and carpet-bomb cities full of people as the USAF and USN do.

      • You can call me Al

        Sorry David, I know you are right; but some days it drives me mad; like many others on here, we have followed this war for a long time and it becomes very frustrating.

  • Tudor Miron

    Congrats to pilot for escaping thart death trap. He must be thankful to old Soviet tech :)

    • Vitex

      Who’d be driving a 40-year-old car eh? And yet those Floggers keep on flying. And flogging. In a real war, it’d be interesting to see who won in the long term, as every second american or euro-origin plane would be grounded for lack of maintenance or spares, and the SUs would still be flying.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        They have been upgraded quite extensively like old muscle cars. The SU-22M4 (Fitters) are very good ground attack aircraft and quite maneuverable in hands of a skilled pilot. On many occasions, during the Iran-Iraq war, the SU-22 were able to out-outmaneuver a heavier F-4E, due to their swept back wing span providing great lift and tighter turning circle. It is quite apparent the pilot who successfully evaded the FN-6 was quite skilled. The 10 Iranian upgraded Fitters in SyAAF service currently have new avionics, weapons systems and good ECM, downing them with an old Chines manpad is not that easy.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The SyAAF Fitters have been extensively upgraded by both Russia and Iran. Here is photograph of an Iranian flown SU-22M4 extensively using chaff and flares making a low level bombing run on the headchoppers in Idlib last week.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0560b06551800e3c3cc0018f17312637ff6af374d4ee53aa509f6423c6377c0d.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f49b01e4ed087f74f1e570fcc099245f658bec94369c9fa5564b928de2365da3.jpg

    • seawolf

      sometimes I like your comments lol

  • Concrete Mike

    Shoot at the su22 all you want, shoot enough and you may get TU22 visit after.

    Your choice camel fuckers!

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    thank God he was able to land safely and live to bomb more rats again :)

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Only one MANPAD attack that I know of during the thousands of airstrikes that have occurred recently, I wonder why it’s not a daily occurrence if the rebels already have the equipment to target the planes, I would’ve thought the rebels would be launching these sort of attacks every day if they have the capabilities, but this is the first one I’ve heard of in a while.
    Thank God he managed to make it back to his own territory safely, who knows what would’ve happened to him if the rebels captured him alive in the combat zone, something very dispicable no doubt, salutations to all the brave men and women who protect the Syrian people from the wanton savagery of the rebels/terrorists, you’re all heros for what you do.

    • Vitex

      Probably some new Turkish toy that the ragheads are trying out

      • Willing Conscience (The Truths

        Quite possible, if it is of Turkish origin hopefully it’s only a prototype or one of inferior design, and hopefully it also blows up in their faces next time they use it.