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The Syrian army has started using unmanned aircrafts for the first time in operations against terrorist groups, a security source in Damascus told AFP.

“The Syrian government today began using unmanned Russian-made drones in operations against terrorists in the north and east of the country,” the source said without giving any further details on the type of the aircrafts or the sites targeted.

Fox News has claimed that up to 24 Russian attack aircraft — including Sukhoi Su-25 “Frogfoot” and Sukhoi Su-24 “Fencer” jets — have arrived, this is in addition to four Su-27s that previously were seen. Su-24s are advanced supersonic attack aircraft.

“This is a significant upgrade to Russia’s ability to carry out bombing missions inside Syria,” a US official was quoted by the website.

“More advanced tanks arrived over the weekend as well, bringing the total of T-90 tanks to nine. Previously, U.S. officials said six were on the ground. SA-22 surface-to-air missiles also have been seen in the latest satellite imagery over Bassel al-Assad airbase, Syria’s second largest airport which was converted into a Russian forward operating base,” the website said.

Syria Uses Unmanned Russian-made Aircrafts for the First Time

The Syrian army has started using unmanned aircrafts for the first time in operations against terrorist groups, a security source in Damascus told AFP.

“The Syrian government today began using unmanned Russian-made drones in operations against terrorists in the north and east of the country,” the source said without giving any further details on the type of the aircrafts or the sites targeted.

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Fox News has claimed that up to 24 Russian attack aircraft — including Sukhoi Su-25 “Frogfoot” and Sukhoi Su-24 “Fencer” jets — have arrived, this is in addition to four Su-27s that previously were seen. Su-24s are advanced supersonic attack aircraft.

“This is a significant upgrade to Russia’s ability to carry out bombing missions inside Syria,” a US official was quoted by the website.

“More advanced tanks arrived over the weekend as well, bringing the total of T-90 tanks to nine. Previously, U.S. officials said six were on the ground. SA-22 surface-to-air missiles also have been seen in the latest satellite imagery over Bassel al-Assad airbase, Syria’s second largest airport which was converted into a Russian forward operating base,” the website said.

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James Padgett
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James Padgett

Praise Goddd!!! for this wonderful news…which brings great aid/benefit to Syria. God bless Russia for assisting its ally in such a great way – in addition to the many planes of food and hhumanitarian supplies that the Russians have sent since this crisis began.

Adonis Valamontes
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I cant say if the Russians are using unmaned drones, but the unmaned drone in the picture is not Russian. Its US Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk surveillance drone.

Russia has the Long-Range Missile Drone #N3 which has some similarities to the RQ.

This article was writen in 2013

https://defencerussia.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/russian-army-to-receive-20-ton-combat-drone-by-2018/