Turkish F-16 fighter shots down new regime jet in Idlib • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkish F-16 fighter shots down new regime jet in Idlib

Activists have informed the Syrian Observatory that a regime jet was brought down after being targeted by a Turkish F-16 fighter flying near Syria border, north of Jisr Al-Shughur.

The regime jets went down within the regime-held areas in the southern countryside of Idlib. However, there is no information about the fate of the downed jet’s crew.

On March 1, Observatory sources report that Turkish forces shot down two regime Sukhoi 24 jets while flying over Idlib countryside. The two jets fell on regime-held areas in Maarrat Al-Nu’man countryside and Jabal Al-Zawiyah after being hit with missiles believed to be air-to-air fired by Turkish F-16 fighters flying over Syria border with Iskenderun region.

The fate of the downed jets’ crews has yet to be known.

On February 14, SOHR sources reported that the severely dismembered bodies of the crew of Syrian regime helicopter, which was shot down earlier in the area of Qabtan Al-Jabal northwest of Aleppo city, were found. The helicopter was shot by Turkish forces stationed in the area, using a guided missile.

SOHR sources reported three days earlier that a helicopter belonging to Syrian regime was shot down after being targeted by Turkish forces between the area of Al-Nayrab – Quminas in the north-eastern countryside of Idlib, flames were seen coming out of the helicopter while falling. The crew was killed, a pilot, co-pilot and two weapon specialists.

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