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Turkish Drone Strike Hit Air Base Held By Syrian Army In Northern Aleppo

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Turkish Drone Strike Hit Air Base Held By Syrian Army In Northern Aleppo

A Bayraktar Akıncı combat drone. Source: the Turkish Ministry of National Defense.

On August 18, a Turkish combat drone carried out an airstrike on a position of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) inside Menagh Air Base in the northern countryside of Syria’s Aleppo.

The air base fell into the hands of ISIS in 2013. Three years later, it was captured by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, the core unit of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). In 2018, the SAA returned to the base under an agreement with the SDF.

According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Turkish drone strike didn’t result in any casualties or material losses.

The Turkish military intensified its attacks on SAA positions in SDF-held areas in northern and northeastern Syria in the recent days. On August 16, a series of Turkish airstrikes that targeted the outskirts of the town of Kobane in the northeastern Aleppo countryside killed three Syrian soldiers and wounded six others. A day later, the death toll from the airstrikes rose to four when a wounded soldier died.

Turkey is apparently trying to intimidate the SAA. In the last two months, the army stepped up its presence in SDF territory to prevent the Turkish military and its proxy from launching a new operation against the group.

Despite of these attacks, in the recent weeks, top officials in Ankara, including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, called for rapprochement with the Damascus government.

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Ottoman

Good. Anyone who supports US-led YPG must be destroyed. Assadist rats move out of the way.

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The truth is out there

If the SAA have Pantsir and Buk air defence systems why don’t they shoot down these drones?

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Ottoman

looool. Russian army had those weapons in Nagorno Karabach , Libya and Syria. They all got destroyed by the Turkish drones. Those Russian weapons are nothing but scrap metal , useless.

HUMAN

Julia is better and more HUMAN than SHITtogan … DEFINITELY.

Von

Dumb Turd, your kebab force hot destroyed by Russians. Russia could squeeze your useless dumb Turks in a seconde.

Bau bau

animal you should go f.ck your filthy mother.

HUMAN

Ask mr. Putin who wants to be Syrian ally and friend to INHUMAN GENOCIDALS contemporarily.

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