Syria, March 3: it is reported that another aircraft of the SAR Air Force was shot down over Idlib


The situation in the Syrian province of Idlib remains extremely tense.


The SANA news agency reports that a Turkish Air Force aircraft was shot down over Idlib province by Turkish troops. According to this source, the plane was shot down near the city of Maaret-en-Nuuman. At the same time, it has not yet been reported by what means the blow was struck. There is no data on the type of aircraft. Recall that recently with the help of air-to-air missiles over Idlib, Turkish F-16s shot down two Syrian Air Force Su-24 bombers.

Meanwhile, in the city of Serakib, fighting continues between the Syrian Arab army and pro-Turkish units.

More than a day has passed since the moment when units of the Syrian Arab army were again able to recapture the militants of Serakib. But to establish control over the city in full they have not yet succeeded. Fighting continues on the streets of Serakib, Government forces managed to gain a foothold in the eastern industrial zone of the city, but the western quarters are still under the control of pro-Turkish forces.

According to Al-Jazeera, none of the parties have the potential to uniquely establish control over the city. Tariq Solak, one of the militant commanders, claims that government forces occupy one block, but he will be released after an hour. The situation is very changeable.

Since Serakib lies at the intersection of two key highways Damascus-Aleppo and Aleppo-Latakia, for government forces, complete control of the city is a strategic victory. But the militants are not going to leave Serakib, but also fight for each quarter.

Since Turkey provides the militants with comprehensive support, it can be assumed that Serakib will remain the scene of military operations of the Turkish forces and Syrian government forces for quite some time. As Turkish and Arab sources themselves admit, one of the main obstacles for pro-Turkish forces remains the air support of the Syrian government forces from the Russian Aerospace Forces.

The fighting continues in the area of ​​Kafr-Nabeul (Kafranbel), in the vicinity of which the militants managed to gain a foothold. At the same time, Turkish unmanned aerial vehicles continue to attack columns of government troops in Idlib. But Syrian air defense continues to successfully shoot down Turkish drones. So, one of the Turkish Air Force unmanned aerial vehicles was shot down by Syrian air defense systems in the area of ​​the Serakib industrial zone in the west of the city.


However, the Syrian Arab army manages with great difficulty, but to move forward. So, the militants surrendered the village of Khazarin to the SAA. Success was accompanied by the troops of Bashar al-Assad and in the province of Hama, where they also managed to take a number of settlements, formerly under the control of militants.

Despite the fact that the main events are now unfolding in the province of Idlib, other regions of Syria are still troubled. So, in the province of Deir ez-Zor, IS fighters (banned in the Russian Federation) attacked a patrol of the Syrian democratic forces. But in general, Kurdish forces manage to resist the militants quite effectively.

The situation is aggravating in the province of Dara in southern Syria. Here, militants attacked an army checkpoint in the village of Al-Sahwa, firing at it with machine guns and grenade launchers. Skirmishes occurred in the settlements of Tafas and Haita. The reason for the aggravation of the situation in southern Syria is explained by the transfer of significant forces of government troops from Dar to Idlib, which the militants immediately took advantage of when they launched attacks on roadblocks and checkpoints.


It is too early to make a forecast for the further development of events in Idlib. Much will depend on what results the day after tomorrow, on March 5, the presidents of Russia and Turkey will come during the upcoming meeting in Moscow. At least one thing is known - while neither the government forces of Bashar al-Assad, nor the Turkish armed forces and the formations supported by them are going to retreat: each of the parties expects to establish control over strategic points in the province of Idlib.
Ctrl Enter

Noticed a mistake Highlight text and press. Ctrl + Enter

38 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must to register.

I have an account? Sign in

  1. The leader of the Redskins 3 March 2020 12: 38 New
    • 11
    • 12
    -1
    It is disturbing to read such news. So I want peace, tranquility, prosperity ... And do not write to me about "ours" and "theirs" ... He is the same and desirable world for all people ...
    1. figwam 3 March 2020 12: 45 New
      • 13
      • 8
      +5
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      And do not write to me about "ours" and "theirs" ...

      Are you sorry for the terrorists?
      1. Stas157 3 March 2020 13: 28 New
        • 13
        • 5
        +8
        Quote: figvam
        Are you sorry for the terrorists?

        The Syrian plane was shot down! What does the terrorists have to do with it?

        Quote: Leader of the Redskins
        about "ours" and "theirs"

        I personally consider the Syrians "ours." And it’s unpleasant for me to find out that another Syrian plane was shot down (despite the fact that you can’t shoot down a Turkish one). And even more unpleasant when ours do not protect "ours." Why even climbed if everything is "not ours" there?
    2. Oquzyurd 3 March 2020 12: 46 New
      • 3
      • 3
      0
      Reported to have shot down L-39
      1. dSK
        dSK 3 March 2020 14: 02 New
        • 0
        • 2
        -2
        Quote: Oquzyurd
        shot down L-39

        This is not a “bomb carrier,” most likely chasing after Turkish drones.
        If Assad retains control over the M-5, to supply the largest city in Syria - Aleppo, it will be a great success.
        Russia has no aircraft losses yet.
        1. Avior 3 March 2020 14: 48 New
          • 0
          • 0
          0
          Does this control exist?
          After all, Serakib was not completely captured, but only part
          1. Vitaly161 3 March 2020 19: 34 New
            • 0
            • 1
            -1
            completely took Sarakib yesterday, today they are developing success, not rapidly, but the CAA is slowly crawling to Sarmin
    3. ochakow703 3 March 2020 12: 58 New
      • 8
      • 2
      +6
      "Peace is the same for all people and is desirable ..." I dare not to agree with you. Who unleashes all these wars ?! They are certainly not Humans, but we are forced to live with them on the same planet. And if so, that is, the need to divide "ours" and "theirs", otherwise - chaos.
    4. g1v2 3 March 2020 13: 46 New
      • 3
      • 0
      +3
      Peace, tranquility and prosperity - in the cemetery. The modern world is a struggle and competition. Losers are written off as scrap. Nobody wants write-offs - that's what they are fighting. request
    5. Sergey M. Karasev 3 March 2020 14: 47 New
      • 4
      • 0
      +4
      He is the same world and desirable for all people ...

      It just seems to me that barmalei do not apply to all people.
      Except how to fight, rob, kill and yell: "Allahu akbar !!" they don’t want anything and do not know how. And, if, for example, they succeed and capture Syria, they will not calm down and trample to fight in another country ... third ... fifth ... tenth, then everywhere. And, when, at last, the idiot’s dream comes true, and they create their amicable world-wide caliphate, they will begin to fight with each other, figuring out which of them is more Muslim and more faithful, until one single most faithful of the faithful remains on Earth, who then dies from boredom, and here comes the End of History.
  2. ABM
    ABM 3 March 2020 12: 41 New
    • 5
    • 2
    +3
    our military police are already in Serakib
  3. businessv 3 March 2020 12: 43 New
    • 2
    • 9
    -7
    each side expects to establish control over strategic points in the province of Idlib.
    We are waiting for the next contract. It is a pity that the sultan does not want to just get out of the SAR, so it would be calmer for everyone, except for the sultan himself, who dreams of an empire and an increase in land. Let's see which of the leaders is more decisive, although it seems to me that I know the answer in advance. And the territorial location of Turkey in this matter is not very helpful to us! And how to put an end to nuclear power plants, Turkish stream and tomatoes ?!
    1. arlekin 3 March 2020 13: 01 New
      • 5
      • 8
      -3
      Quote: businessv
      It’s a pity that the sultan doesn’t just want to get out of the SAR, it would be calmer for everyone, except for the sultan himself, who dreams of an empire and land growth

      Yes, Erdogan is just some kind of brake; there would be no use of reliable and proven technologies. A referendum - the right of peoples to reunite - return to their home harbor - entry law. And all, enter as many troops as you want, fly quietly, your land. And if someone does not like it, then this is interference in internal affairs and an attempt to tear away legitimate territories.
      1. businessv 3 March 2020 13: 09 New
        • 3
        • 5
        -2
        Quote: arlekin
        A referendum - the right of peoples to reunite - return to their home harbor - entry law.

        Well then, they will have to admit Crimea, right? laughing
        1. arlekin 3 March 2020 13: 11 New
          • 1
          • 11
          -10
          Quote: businessv
          Quote: arlekin
          A referendum - the right of peoples to reunite - return to their home harbor - entry law.

          Well then, they will have to admit Crimea, right? laughing

          If they recognize Crimea, the VKS themselves will expel all the Asadites from Idlib.
      2. dSK
        dSK 3 March 2020 14: 15 New
        • 2
        • 0
        +2
        Quote: arlekin
        Erdogan is just a brake

        The local population will not vote for the invaders, so there will be no referendum.
  4. Victorio 3 March 2020 12: 44 New
    • 1
    • 2
    -1
    is the pilot alive?
    1. businessv 3 March 2020 12: 48 New
      • 2
      • 3
      -1
      There were no reports of the deaths of pilots.
  5. YOUR 3 March 2020 12: 47 New
    • 2
    • 5
    -3
    According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense shot down the L-39. In general, conditionally combat.
    But it’s somehow strange that Putin isn’t responding with statements.
  6. KVK1 3 March 2020 12: 47 New
    • 0
    • 7
    -7
    I hope we have enough planes to compensate for the losses ...
    but do Turks have enough drones?
    1. Oquzyurd 3 March 2020 12: 57 New
      • 2
      • 2
      0
      As early as 2019, the Turks had 140 UAV inventory (Bayraktar, Anka and Vestel-Carayel) of which at least 60 were combat, the rest are scouts. But their plants did not stop, day and night they stamp new ones.
      1. KVK1 3 March 2020 12: 59 New
        • 0
        • 6
        -6
        and even the Syrians have already switched to training L39 ....
        drying out?
        1. Oquzyurd 3 March 2020 13: 00 New
          • 0
          • 3
          -3
          There are combat L-39 (Czech Republic)
  7. Siberian 66 3 March 2020 12: 48 New
    • 6
    • 1
    +5
    L-39, shot down in the area of ​​Maaret al-Nuumana. The pilot catapulted. The Turks do not want to either yield or retreat. It is necessary somehow to break off their long arm.
    1. figwam 3 March 2020 13: 04 New
      • 1
      • 1
      0
      Quote: Siberian 66
      The Turks do not want to either yield or retreat. It is necessary somehow to break off their long arm.

      Erdogan wants to have a winner position before negotiations, or at least own a strategic initiative.
  8. Igoresha 3 March 2020 12: 48 New
    • 1
    • 2
    -1
    shot down, shot down and planes in the Syrian Air Force do not end
  9. Air force 3 March 2020 12: 52 New
    • 2
    • 2
    0
    A strange article, and a map in it, taking into account the fact that the Russian Military Police are already in Seracabi and the militants are outraged by this. Of course, the fact that the Russian air force there does not negate the fact that local battles or skirmishes can go on, etc. But the map in the article shows that Seracab was completely captured by the Turks or the Turkish, therefore, the article is not credible, at least it is late for events.
    1. Crystal of Truth 3 March 2020 12: 57 New
      • 4
      • 4
      0
      Red on the map is the Syrians actually
    2. Vitaly161 3 March 2020 19: 38 New
      • 0
      • 0
      0
      and you look carefully at the map in the article, Neurab is already busy on it, so everything is fine with the map, and the SAA kept the front, slowly crawling on the offensive, now they are in no hurry, the air defense is following
  10. raki-uzo 3 March 2020 12: 59 New
    • 1
    • 7
    -6
    Apparently, Turkey also does not guarantee the security of hostile aircraft. And I really hope that the Russians in Serakib during the time report to their Turkish partners about their location - God forbid, they suddenly find themselves where they shouldn't.
    1. Stas157 3 March 2020 13: 37 New
      • 5
      • 4
      +1
      Quote: raki-uzo
      Apparently, Turkey also does not guarantee the security of hostile aircraft.

      And not in words, but in deeds.
  11. avia12005 3 March 2020 13: 02 New
    • 10
    • 5
    +5
    I would love to read the news about the downed F-16. But they are probably either impossible or impossible to bring down. But in general, this alignment is shameful for Syria and for the Russian Federation. Their planes beat like ducks, and in response silence. Big politics s ???
  12. Super 3 March 2020 13: 07 New
    • 3
    • 13
    -10
    The answer will be tough. We look forward to hearing about the downed F16.
    1. Stas157 3 March 2020 13: 41 New
      • 7
      • 4
      +3
      Quote: Super
      The answer will be tough.We are waiting for soon messages about the downed F16.

      Since 2015, we are waiting for the first drying to land.
    2. shahor 4 March 2020 18: 41 New
      • 0
      • 1
      -1
      Quote: Super
      The answer will be tough.

      Already given by the Syrians. They fired s-200 to f-16. As always, by. The Turk dastardly dodged, as before, an Israeli ... Fortunately, no one flew nearby.
  13. Andrei Maksimenko 3 March 2020 13: 38 New
    • 2
    • 2
    0
    Well, they shot down a plane. And the Syrian army captured another major city.
  14. JonnyT 3 March 2020 13: 46 New
    • 1
    • 0
    +1
    I wonder how f-16 shot him down. Probably a little bit flew into Syrian airspace, shoot and immediately to his own Turkey, Elijah didn’t fly out of Turkey at all?
  15. iouris 3 March 2020 17: 34 New
    • 0
    • 1
    -1
    It is impossible to make a forecast: coronovirus, decline in production volumes, drop in indices ... Again Brexit ... Everything is in the smoke - nothing is visible. What analytics is there ...