Syrian army has downed three Turkish drones over Idlib province - state media

  • World
  • Monday, 02 Mar 2020

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army has so far downed three Turkish drones that Ankara had been using extensively to hit Syrian army locations and air bases, Syrian state media said on Sunday.

The Syrian army confirmed on Sunday two of its war planes were downed by Turkish jets after they were intercepted during a combat mission in Idlib province. [L8N2AU0HJ]

Earlier, Turkey's Defence Ministry said one of its drones had been downed on Sunday.

Ankara began using drones to strike at President Bashar al Assad's forces after the death last Thursday of 33 Turkish soldiers in an air strike by Damascus.

The Syrian opposition said the drone attacks have been instrumental in inflicting heavy losses on the Syrian army and allied Iranian-backed militias fighting alongside them.

(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi. Editing by Jane Merriman)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In World

Iran's Raisi says Mahsa Amini's death has 'saddened' everyone
Cuban migrant boat sinks off Florida due to Hurricane Ian; 23 missing
WTI crude futures settle higher
Gold rises as U.S. dollar falls
Expect additional measures in coming days over Russia's referendums -State Dept
Germany already in recession, DIW researchers say
2nd LD Writethru: 1 killed in hospital shooting in U.S. Arkansas, suspect in custody
Uzbekistan's second largest oil refinery to produce Euro 5 gasoline next year
European Greens push for trade sanctions if Brazil's Bolsonaro 'subverts' democracy
Roundup: U.S. crude supplies down, other petroleum data mixed

Others Also Read