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2013-01-11 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian rebels take control of key Assad airbase
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Posted by tipper 2013-01-11 12:05|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [268 views ]  Top

#1 60 helicopters stationed at Taftanaz -- leaving behind around 20

I take that to mean 33% were non-flyers. Not too shabby for Soviet era (?) equipment in the middle of a war.
Posted by Shipman 2013-01-11 15:51||   2013-01-11 15:51|| Front Page Top

#2 Update
Syrian rebels: We're on our way to Assad
After seizing strategic airbase of Taftanaz, rebels turn to their main target: Presidential palace in Damascus. 'With Allah's help, we are headed in your direction Bashar,' websites affiliated with rebels state
Posted by tipper 2013-01-11 15:55||   2013-01-11 15:55|| Front Page Top

#3 Syrian rebels: We're on our way to Assad

The air base is a few miles from the Turkish border and 200 miles from Damascus. It took them 2 years of fighting to take the air base. At this rate, they'll take Damascus some time in the next 10 years.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2013-01-11 23:16||   2013-01-11 23:16|| Front Page Top

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