BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – Turkey has allegedly prohibited the jihadist rebels in northern Syria from using anti-aircraft missiles against Russian jets, the news site Avia.Pro reported.

According to the Russian publication, the Turkish Armed Forces handed over portable anti-aircraft missile systems (i.e. MANPADS) to protect themselves and their territory from Syrian Air Force strikes.

However, the jihadist rebels, specifically Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, were reportedly prohibited from using these MANPADS against the Russian Air Force. The Russian and Turkish armed forces maintain good relations in Syria, despite their disagreements on the leadership of the country.

Initially, it was reported that dozens of FIM-92 Stingers were handed over to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, but Avia.Pro believes, citing recent photographs from northern Syria, that the MANPADS are Soviet-era anti-aircraft missiles.

The militant forces did capture a large quantity of these Soviet-era MANPADS during the first years of the war. The MANPADS were left behind by the Syrian Arab Army and recovered by groups like the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

It is worth noting that the jihadist rebels have downed a Russian military helicopter before; this occurred in late 2015.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
ALSO READ  Jihadists suffer heavy losses in failed offensive in northwestern Hama

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

4
Discuss

avatar
3 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
3 Comment authors
Straw walker Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Member
Regular
Upvoted
Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

This news is just incredible and makes see Russias and simple Trukey puppets !!

Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Nestor Arapa

Comparto tu opinión

Straw walker
Guest
Straw walker

Not a creditable article.. maybe the reason that Syrian Air force has not been barrel bombing with helicopter recently..Helicopters are easy targets for manpads.

al-Nakba v2.0
Guest
al-Nakba v2.0

Not if counter measures are installed, unless ManPADS are latest generation, and at the price these are, you don’t distribute them…

Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Nestor Arapa

La nota: “las Fuerzas Armadas de Turquía entregaron sistemas de misiles antiaéreos portátiles (es decir, MANPADS)”, esta confirmación es cierto, lo hace ante sus ojos del gobierno Ruso.
No tendría sentido para qué entregar tales armas a los terroristas por parte del gobierno Turco, Erdogan maneja doble discurso burlándose del gobierno Ruso.