BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – Turkey has allegedly prohibited the jihadist rebels in northern Syria from using anti-aircraft missiles against Russian jets, the news site Avia.Pro reported.

According to the Russian publication, the Turkish Armed Forces handed over portable anti-aircraft missile systems (i.e. MANPADS) to protect themselves and their territory from Syrian Air Force strikes.

However, the jihadist rebels, specifically Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, were reportedly prohibited from using these MANPADS against the Russian Air Force. The Russian and Turkish armed forces maintain good relations in Syria, despite their disagreements on the leadership of the country.

Initially, it was reported that dozens of FIM-92 Stingers were handed over to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, but Avia.Pro believes, citing recent photographs from northern Syria, that the MANPADS are Soviet-era anti-aircraft missiles.

The militant forces did capture a large quantity of these Soviet-era MANPADS during the first years of the war. The MANPADS were left behind by the Syrian Arab Army and recovered by groups like the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

It is worth noting that the jihadist rebels have downed a Russian military helicopter before; this occurred in late 2015.

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gustavo
2019-06-24 14:34

This news is just incredible and makes see Russias and simple Trukey puppets !!

Nestor Arapa
Nestor Arapa
2019-06-25 04:19
Reply to  gustavo

Comparto tu opinión

Straw walker
Straw walker
2019-06-24 20:12

Not a creditable article.. maybe the reason that Syrian Air force has not been barrel bombing with helicopter recently..Helicopters are easy targets for manpads.

al-Nakba v2.0
al-Nakba v2.0
2019-06-25 14:44
Reply to  Straw walker

Not if counter measures are installed, unless ManPADS are latest generation, and at the price these are, you don’t distribute them…

Nestor Arapa
Nestor Arapa
2019-06-25 04:23

La nota: “las Fuerzas Armadas de Turquía entregaron sistemas de misiles antiaéreos portátiles (es decir, MANPADS)”, esta confirmación es cierto, lo hace ante sus ojos del gobierno Ruso.
No tendría sentido para qué entregar tales armas a los terroristas por parte del gobierno Turco, Erdogan maneja doble discurso burlándose del gobierno Ruso.