Turkey says it shot down Syrian helicopter

Defence Blog

A Syrian navy helicopter has been shot down by the Turkish F-16C fighter jet, in line with a number of media stories.

Turkish media stories that President Erdogan personally ordered the assault on the Syrian helicopter. On his order, pilot of a Turkish Air Power F-16C fighter jet used AIM-120 Superior Medium-Vary, Air-to-Air missile to shoot-down a Mi-17 utility helicopter of Syria Arab Air Power over Idlib yesterday.

It additionally added that the Turkish Air Power will shoot down extra Syria Arab Air Power plane over Idlib if required.

The assault, which occurred someplace close to Nerab in western Syria, comes after Syrian tyrant Bashar al-Assad’s forces killed 5 Turkish troopers.

Ankara has retaliated with strikes on 115 authorities positions, in line with Reuters.

Turkish navy stated 101 of the targets had been destroyed, together with three tanks, two mortar positions and one helicopter.

The navy helicopter was shot down south of Idlib metropolis, the place rebels supported by Turkish artillery had been advancing close to the city of Nairab in Idlib province to push again Russia-backed forces, Abdulah al-Shami, a commander in a coalition of mainstream insurgent factions, informed Reuters information company.