Turkish Military Shooting Russian Aircraft With Shoulder Fired Missiles


I been seeing something interesting on some of the news sites I follow. Looks like Russia has found themselves facing a familiar bane. Turkey has been taking out aircraft with shoulder fired missiles. Hey if it worked once why wouldn’t it work again?

“MANPADS are showing up in Idlib, in the hands of al-Qaeda linked factions such as Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.

But now the Kremlin is charging Turkey’s military with orchestrating the campaign to shoot down Russian aircraft over the war-torn northwest Syrian province. 

Reuters now reports that “Russian state television said on Thursday Turkish military specialists in Syria’s Idlib region were using shoulder-fired missiles to try to shoot down Russian and Syrian military aircraft.”

Syrian “rebel” with should-fired anti-aircraft weapon, via The Washington Post.

The report aired Thursday the Rossiya 24 channel:

“Their own and Russian planes are saving the lives of Syrian troops in a literal sense,” said the Rossiya 24 report. “Syrian and Russian planes are stopping the rebels again and again. But the sky above Idlib is also dangerous. The rebels and Turkish specialists are actively using portable air defense systems.


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