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Turkish-backed rebels hit Syrian jet with anti-aircraft missile in Idlib
2019-06-09
[AlMasdar] The Ottoman Turkish-backed National Liberation Front
...the Turkic paramilitaries intended to replace with their native jihadi ferocity all the highly trained Turkish soldiers Sultan Erdogan I the much beloved has jailed in the last few years for not worshipping the ground he walks upon. The Uighurs and so forth who did not join Al Nusra or ISIS seem to have ended up here...
(NLF) struck a Syrian fighter jet with an anti-aircraft missile (i.e. MANPADS) while it was flying a sortie over the Idlib Governorate on Friday.

According to a military report, the Ottoman Turkish-backed rebels clipped a Syrian Air Force Su-22 jet in southwest Idlib, but the fighter pilot was able to maintain control of the warplane and return the aircraft to its home base.

The Ottoman Turkish-backed rebels, specifically the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA), have used MANPADS in the past to shoot down Syrian Air Force jets and helicopters.

While it is not clear where the hard boyz received all of the MANPADS in their arsenal, some of them were seized from the Syrian military during the first years of the conflict.

The Death Eater MANPADS have proven effective in the past, especially against some of the Syrian Air Force’s older aircraft.
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