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Turkish-Backed Militants Shoot Down SDF Drone In Northern Raqqa (Photos)

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The so-called Syrian National Army (SNA) announced on November 2 that its militants had shot down a drone of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the town of Ain Issa in the northern Raqqa countryside

The Turkish-backed group released photos of the downed rotary wing mini drone, which appears to be a commercially-bought type. The drone didn’t appear to be equipped with any optical system, nor armed with any type of projectiles.

Turkish-Backed Militants Shoot Down SDF Drone In Northern Raqqa (Photos)

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Turkish-Backed Militants Shoot Down SDF Drone In Northern Raqqa (Photos)

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Last month, SNA militants shot down at least three drones of the SDF while participating in the Turkish-led Operation Peace Spring. Two of the downed drones were X-UAV Mini-Talon, while the third was a DJI Inspire 2.

Turkish-Backed Militants Shoot Down SDF Drone In Northern Raqqa (Photos)

X-UAV Mini-Talon shot down on October 16.

Turkish-Backed Militants Shoot Down SDF Drone In Northern Raqqa (Photos)

X-UAV Mini-Talon shot down on October 29.

Turkish-Backed Militants Shoot Down SDF Drone In Northern Raqqa (Photos)

DJI Inspire 2 shot down on October 30.

The SDF appears to be relying on commercially-bought drones only. These drones are being used for surveillance and information gathering missions.

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verner

a drone here and a drone there won’t make a difference – the tangible differences will be when they down an israeli f35 or some such jet or manage to push netanyahu through the nearest wood chippppppper.

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