BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – Two Turkish F-16 fighter jets entered Syrian airspace on Monday, the Turkish Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, their F-16 jets entered Syrian airspace for two hours on Monday before they finally returned to Turkey.

“Two F-16s belonging to the Air Force Command were flying in Syrian airspace between 10 A.M.-12 P.M. as part of Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) Operation Inherent Resolve,” the Turkish Ministry of Defense said in a tweet.

This move by the Turkish Air Force comes just two weeks after Ankara and the United States implemented their safe zone in the northern region of Syria.

 

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Javier Lotiff
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Javier Lotiff
2019-09-23 19:52

Ok now Syrian Air Force can fly inside Turkish territory?

jeffglobal
jeffglobal
2019-09-24 16:50
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Turkey can shoot down Russian jets in Syria, but Syrian and Russian’s S300s and S400s allow Turkish jets to fly in Syria without a peep.
Something doesn’t add up, no?

Andrew
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Andrew
2019-09-24 02:39

In Syrian airspace, the Turkish aircraft should be shot down.

jeffglobal
jeffglobal
2019-09-24 16:51
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Yeah, the news we get reported no longer is logically consistent, especially given Russian jets were downed by Turkish missiles INSIDE Syria last year…

Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
2019-09-25 01:13
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It was one jet and it happened in 2015…

Human
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2019-09-23 22:25

DOWN THE GENOCIDALS!

Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
2019-09-24 05:17

Time to test S-300… Erdogan fired 300 F-16 pilots after his self-coup… TAF is very unlikely to lead a SEAD operation easily.
Erdog hired Paki flight instructors but these were called back home (likely due to Saudi pressures). It’s not as risky to target TAF as to target IDF.
Just warn them they’re flying in a non allowed airspace, if they don’t co-opt, shazam…

gustavo
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gustavo
2019-09-25 00:17

the sleeping cell called “S-300” must wake up as soon as possible, or else.