An undated handout photo distributed by Syrian News Agency (SANA) on July 9, 2012 shows a missile being launched from a mobile platform during a live ammunitions exercise by Syrian air defence forces in an undisclosed location.

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has warned that its air defenses would shoot down any aircraft violating the country’s airspace, following threats from the Turkish military about targeting their forces in Idlib.

READ ALSO: Syria Accuses Turkey of Hiding Defeat in East Idlib

“Any aircraft which violate Syria’s airspace will be treated as enemy military targets…They will be tracked immediately after detection and destroyed immediately after violating our airspace,” Syrian Armed Forces Command said in a press statement on Saturday.

According to the military, air defense troops have received orders to defend the country’s airspace “by all available means.”

The Syrian Arab Army has shot down a Turkish fighter jet during the war; however, this was over five years ago and preceded the downing of a Syrian jet later on in the war.

Since Turkey and Syria do not have diplomatic relations, they both rely on Russia to mediate between the two nations, which could cause some more friction between Ankara and Moscow because the latter is providing support to Damascus.

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Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

There isno reason for Turkish aircraft to violate Syrian airspace : Syria is not arming/backing terrorists to attack Turkey.
I hope that some TAF aircraft violating the airspace will kiss the ground. Should be easier to achieve than with Israeli ones : their counter-measures are FAR less advanced : AFAIK, no upgrades for more than 20 years.
The ErDOG deserves a good lesson.

S300
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S300

And now we see the real reason behind the S300s’ deployment.

Umish katani
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Umish katani

Bomb Assad, Who is a War criminal. Maybe Erdogan should ask his buddies in Jerusalem how to evade Syrian middles etc.