BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – A new video was released on Tuesday that showed a Turkish drone targeting the Syrian military’s Pantsir-S1 air defense system in the eastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate.
In the video released on Tuesday, a Turkish drone can be seen zeroing in on a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Pantsir-S1 (SA-22) air defense system near the city of Saraqib before destroying it.
Footage of the Syrian Government Pantsir S1 (SA-22) air defense system that was destroyed by Turkish armed UAV around Saraqib earlier tonight. Radar on Pantsir was active. pic.twitter.com/vbfikctA8x
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This is the second video released by the Turkish media that shows an armed drone bombing a Russian-supplied Pantsir-S1 system in the Idlib Governorate.
While this is visually the second air defense system destroyed, Turkey alleges that they have destroyed many more during their wide-scale assault on the Syrian military’s positions in northwestern Syria.