Turkey, Middle East

Turkey downs Assad regime's warplane in Syria

With aim of preventing another refugee crisis, ensuring its self-defense, Turkey launched military operation in Idlib

Burak Dağ   | 03.03.2020
Turkey downs Assad regime's warplane in Syria


Turkey has downed an L-39 type warplane belonging to the Assad regime as part of its ongoing military operation in northern Syria, the National Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

The ministry also gave out its 24-hour update on the Operation Spring Shield, saying 327 Syrian regime soldiers were neutralized, and 1 jet, 1 UAV, 6 tanks, 5 howitzer/rocket launchers and 2 air defense systems destroyed.

On Sunday, Turkey announced a new offensive, Operation Spring Shield, in Idlib, northwestern Syria. 

It came after at least 34 Turkish soldiers were martyred and dozens injured in an Assad regime airstrike in the Idlib de-escalation zone, just across Turkey’s southern border, on Feb. 27.

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