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“The moment without helicopter escort was chosen”: the foreign press reacts to the attack of the Russian patrol in Syria

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From Syria, reports have come that the Russian Air Force conducted a new operation against militants in response to an attack by a Russian convoy.

Recall that the attack on the Russian-Turkish military patrol occurred on July 14.

The shooting, which was conducted by a video fixator on one of the armored vehicles, shows how an explosion occurs along the route of a patrol.

The explosion was a suicide bomber, who became close to the first patrol car in a white car stuffed with explosives.



As a result of the attack, according to official sources, three Russian servicemen were injured. These are representatives of the military police from Ingushetia.

A video of a detonation from a different angle, from which one can judge the high power of an explosive device:



The foreign media reacted to the attack that the militants carried out against the Russian military. The German press says that there is a long way to peace in Syria and that militant attacks will continue until the countries involved in the Syrian war reach workable agreements.

The Turkish media said that several Turkish soldiers who participated in the joint patrol were injured. The severity of their injuries is not reported.

In the United States, meanwhile, the statement of the country's special representative for Syria, James Jeffrey, was published. According to him, "the United States does not seek the departure of Bashar al-Assad and do not limit the military presence of Russia in Syria." Washington argues that the main goal of the US military presence in the SAR is "the fight against international terrorism." This fight looks very strange, especially when you consider that the bulk of the American contingent in Syria is concentrated on oil facilities in the east of the country.

The Iranian media noted that the undermining of the patrol is a clear provocation of the forces behind the militants, designed to re-escalate the conflict.

The Chinese media publish materials saying that the attack on the Russian patrol in the SAR was carried out in coordination with the militants who set them such a task. The moment was chosen when the patrol was not accompanied by helicopters, as well as when passing the convoy through the village. About who exactly could set the task of attacking the patrol is not reported.
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  1. mdsr
    mdsr 16 July 2020 07: 28 New
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    And how would helicopters help in such a situation? No way.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 16 July 2020 08: 12 New
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      Quote: mdsr
      And how would helicopters help in such a situation? No way.

      In order to make a sensible assessment of whether air support could somehow influence the course of events, at least one needs to know where the "Shahid-mobile" convoy came from to approach the convoy.

      If from the nearest gateway, then yes - it was difficult to do something, but if you pulled from a shelter from afar, then the pilot and the column warned by him would have had time ...
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 16 July 2020 08: 17 New
        -1
        The German press says that there is a long way to peace in Syria and that militant attacks will continue until the countries involved in the Syrian war reach workable agreements.

        A more preferable, logical and correct solution would be complete and unconditional exclusion of contingents illegally present in the territory of the SAR some countries.

        And there are only TWO.
      2. Victor_B
        Victor_B 16 July 2020 08: 19 New
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        Quote: Insurgent
        In order to make a sensible assessment of whether air support could somehow influence the course of events, at least one needs to know where the "Shahid-mobile" convoy came from to approach the convoy.

        Was there a shahidmobile?
        It looks like just a land mine or building.
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 16 July 2020 08: 20 New
          +2
          Quote: Victor_B
          Was there a shahidmobile?

          Quote: from the text of the article
          The shooting, which was conducted by a video fixator on one of the armored vehicles, shows how an explosion occurs along the route of a patrol.

          The explosion was carried out by a suicide bomber who approached the first patrol car in a white car stuffed with explosives..
          1. Victor_B
            Victor_B 16 July 2020 08: 21 New
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            Quote: Insurgent
            The explosion was a suicide bomber, who became close to the first patrol car in a white car stuffed with explosives.

            Approx.
            I didn’t notice ...
            + To you in karma.
            1. Victor_B
              Victor_B 16 July 2020 08: 23 New
              -6
              Well, it seems, there have never been any escort helicopters there.
              It is painfully risky ...
              1. loki565
                loki565 16 July 2020 08: 46 New
                +7
                Well, it seems, there have never been any escort helicopters there.
                It is painfully risky ...

                Well, yes, it never happened)))
                1. Victor_B
                  Victor_B 16 July 2020 10: 18 New
                  -5
                  Quote: loki565
                  Well, yes, it never happened)))

                  Yes, they constantly worked on patrolling the EXEMPTED territories and in the east.
                  And over the M-4 in the territory of the barmaley in Idlib were?
                  Where we, even together with the Turks, cannot drive through.
          2. gregoryivanov
            gregoryivanov 17 July 2020 05: 07 New
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            Yeah. And also - there was sugar in the sacks, and "she drowned" (well, by herself), and they always tell the truth on TV. Yeah.
      3. ANB
        ANB 16 July 2020 13: 02 New
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        Yes, even from far if jumped out. How to understand from a helicopter that this is a shahidmobile with explosives if it is peacefully rolling in its lane towards a patrol?
      4. Stalllker
        Stalllker 21 July 2020 03: 08 New
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        How will you define a Shahid mobile from the air?
    2. iouris
      iouris 16 July 2020 10: 51 New
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      How did the Turks help in this situation?
      1. loki565
        loki565 16 July 2020 13: 03 New
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        How did the Turks help in this situation?

        We must pay tribute to them, our wounded in Turkish Kirpi were evacuated
    3. Vladimir Rostovsky
      Vladimir Rostovsky 16 July 2020 12: 48 New
      -1
      City building, somewhere an action movie sits and grazes a point, and if there is a camera standing and transmitting an image? They are detonating a land mine, they are waiting for people to come out and a helicopter will land, they are undermining a second mine. The explosion was very powerful, and there the tank would burst.
      It’s possible that they jam the connection, therefore they used a suicide bomber on a car - they are indistinguishable from civilians, they cannot be muffled, you can’t remotely undermine them, although I didn’t see special cars like Foliage, and we take poor measures after the fact (first they shot down Su and only then they were escorted ) Here's how to deal with it?
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty 16 July 2020 07: 31 New
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    This is just the beginning, you need to constantly monitor the air on the patrol route, you need light shock drones to work on a suspicious vehicle. From the air, the view is clearly higher, the information must go instantly to the transport in the convoy in order to quickly respond to any threat.
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 16 July 2020 07: 44 New
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      Everyone imagines himself a strategist, seeing the battle from the side.

      Shota Rustaveli "The Knight in the Panther's Skin"
    2. KCA
      KCA 16 July 2020 07: 53 New
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      Hearing a helicopter, the chuchmek froze for a couple of minutes, the chuchmeks, not wearing white shirts and white trousers, go to the mine, you can’t see the bald horseradish from the helicopter when you need to rotate your head by 270 degrees every 3 seconds
    3. Piramidon
      Piramidon 16 July 2020 09: 17 New
      +1
      Quote: Thrifty
      From the air, the review is clearly higher

      And how to distinguish a car filled with explosives from the air from an ordinary one?
      The explosion was a suicide bomber, who became close to the first patrol car in a white car stuffed with explosives.
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 16 July 2020 09: 33 New
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        Quote: Piramidon
        And how to distinguish a car filled with explosives from the air from an ordinary one?


        According to the logic of things, on such a dumb track, and in the security zone around it,in principle there should be no "left" machines, not checked and not monitored ...

        But it is already the issue of turkish executive(their legal capacity?), which is entrusted with the task of ensuring security, and Russian demands to "partners" in its (tasks) execution yes .
      2. Lopatov
        Lopatov 16 July 2020 09: 39 New
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        Quote: Piramidon
        And how to distinguish a car filled with explosives from the air from an ordinary one?

        With the machine, of course, nothing will come of it.

        But in general, the probability of an attack on the convoy when the helicopters are spinning nearby is small. ATGM is dangerous to use, with a high probability the calculation will be destroyed. Ambush infantry with grenade launchers is also ineffective ...
        Better than helicopters, only full-fledged control of the route by infantry units in tactical and fire communications
    4. Lopatov
      Lopatov 16 July 2020 09: 32 New
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      Quote: Thrifty
      lightweight drone drone

      Light or percussion?
    5. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 16 July 2020 10: 29 New
      +1
      How will this help against normal civil traffic? Leaves people from the gateway - and that's it
  3. And Makarov
    And Makarov 16 July 2020 08: 00 New
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    the statement of the US Special Representative for Syria James Jeffrey has been published. According to him, "the United States does not seek the departure of Bashar al-Assad and does not limit Russia's military presence in Syria."

    Oh how! Assad is no longer being sought.
  4. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 16 July 2020 08: 06 New
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    "The United States does not seek the departure of Bashar al-Assad and does not limit Russia's military presence in Syria."
    --------
    They just train terrorists in Rukban and in SA ... White fluffy elves ...
    1. bulava
      bulava 16 July 2020 10: 29 New
      +1
      little has changed since Afghanistan, fisherman, bait and fish are the same
  5. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 16 July 2020 09: 14 New
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    that militant attacks will continue until the countries involved in the Syrian war reach workable agreements.
    First of all, it should be an agreement with the United States to end "containment of Russia." Given the realities, for this it is necessary to destroy the United States. And the war in Syria will end instantly.
  6. Suslin
    Suslin 16 July 2020 09: 29 New
    +1
    Definitely air support is needed. Even if emergency evacuation of the wounded is needed, the helicopter is indispensable! And coordination of the convoy too.
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 16 July 2020 10: 04 New
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    You cannot count every suicide bomber, therefore - in war, as in war. The main thing is that there are no dead. But this statement is interesting, because contrary to all previous over the years
    "The United States does not seek the departure of Bashar al-Assad and does not limit Russia's military presence in Syria."
    But at the same time, they continue to arm and train militants, and trade in Syrian oil. Who is really a war, and who is mother and "green penny" in his pocket.
  8. Esaul
    Esaul 16 July 2020 10: 22 New
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    Which car was even blown up in the convoy?
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 16 July 2020 10: 38 New
      +1
      They blew up the BTR-82. He flew away from the shock wave.
  9. bulava
    bulava 16 July 2020 10: 28 New
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    Every self-respecting general secretary should have his own little Afghanistan. This year marks the 5th anniversary of the victorious military operation of the Space-Galactic Troops against bearded men with rusty sperm whales)))
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 16 July 2020 11: 26 New
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      Quote: bulava
      This year marks the 5th anniversary of the victorious military operation of the Space-Galactic Troops against bearded men with rusty sperm whales)))

      And 19 years of the victorious military operation of the united group of carriers of freedom and democracy against other bearded men with rusty Kalash.
      And it all started under Bush Jr ... smile
      1. bulava
        bulava 16 July 2020 11: 55 New
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        The question here is who can afford it, and some cannot. A kind of competition "who will ruin the economy faster by playing war"
  10. Petrik66
    Petrik66 16 July 2020 14: 01 New
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    As usual, Mr. Evidence. But the Chinese rule. What was the helicopter supposed to do? Bomb the remnants of a jihad mobile?
  11. Evil 55
    Evil 55 16 July 2020 14: 08 New
    +1
    Behind everything that happens in the world, the ears of a red-white rabbit with stars on a blue field are visible ...
  12. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 17 July 2020 03: 48 New
    +1
    Washington claims that the main purpose of the US military presence in the SAR is "the fight against international terrorism." This struggle looks very strange, especially considering that the bulk of the American contingent in Syria is concentrated on the oil facilities in the east of the country.

    More than strange it looks like a third force in the country, without any consequences (attacks on patrols, detonations, attacks of kamikaze drones, simple throwing stones and dung).
    Here the question begs itself: “Isn't this star-striped, dirty linen determining the nature and intensity of such phenomena and manifestations of terrorism?”
    Honestly, I liked the video, where an officer of the SAR "shows the Americans the route":

    Is it time to do it in a more accessible form?
  13. mikhailovich22
    mikhailovich22 17 July 2020 19: 19 New
    -1
    But they saved on helicopters.