BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – Two Russian Air Force jets allegedly prevented a Turkish F-16 from shooting down a Syrian warplane in northwestern Syria, the aviation publication Avia.Pro reported on Saturday.

“Two Russian military aircraft in the sky over the province of Idlib prevented a Turkish F-16 fighter from shooting down the Syrian fighter-bomber Su-22, which carried out attacks on terrorist positions. Thanks to Russian aircraft, the Turkish combat fighter not only did not dare to enter Syrian airspace, but also underwent an unexpected attack,” Avia.Pro said.

While neither the Russian or Turkish defense ministries have corroborated these claims, there had been reports that Russian warplanes were flying along Syria’s northern border to prevent any Turkish aircraft from entering Syria.

Last week, the Turkish Armed Forces managed to shoot down three Syrian Air Force jets over the skies of rural Idlib; this prompted the Russian military to get involved in order to limit the SyAAF’s losses.

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Tyler Vincent
Tyler Vincent
2020-03-07 14:33

True brotherhood in action there!

Prince Teutonic
Prince Teutonic
2020-03-07 19:08

Too little too late…

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-03-08 14:02

Since Russia still has MANY old MiG-29 inherited from the USSR in storage, it would be nicer to take’em out 50 or 100 of these from their cocoons, upgrade these with the MiG-35’s AESA radar, engines and IRST, add conformal tanks to compensate the lack of internal fuel. With the latest R-27EM which ranges up to 170km, these upgraded MiG-29 would simply outgun Turkish old F-16 which are limited to PESA radars and up to 120km range AIM-120C AMRAAM. The best thing would be Indian-like upgrade : India cherry-picks the best systems she can get from Russia, France, Israel or… Read more »

E, Davey
E, Davey
2020-03-10 01:21

Well done to the Russian air force…on to victory

StandBySAA
StandBySAA
2020-03-07 15:31

o*g.. You still spread this fake news from Avia.Pro?? That no other source ever confirms??
And you even admit yourself that none of your sources confirms this, and STILL report this?
Why do you destroy your reputation you have build up all these years?
Everyone knows Avia.pro is just a clickbait site.
By now it looks like you know this as well, and knowlingly overlooks this fact…