Middle East, Operation Peace Spring

Turkish drones hit YPG/PKK terror anti-aircraft gun

Moment of impact on terrorist truck with mounted anti-aircraft gun posted on Twitter by National Defense Ministry

Duygu Yener   | 11.10.2019
Turkish drones hit YPG/PKK terror anti-aircraft gun


As part of Turkey’s anti-terror operation in northern Syria, a Turkish drone squarely hit and presumably destroyed a terrorist truck with an anti-aircraft gun mounted on top, said Turkey’s National Defense Ministry on Friday.   

On Twitter, the ministry shared a video showing the moment of impact on the truck belonging to the terrorist PKK/PYD/YPG, followed by a large cloud of smoke.

The gun was a DShK Russian-style gun, known as a Docka in Turkish.

“During Operation Peace Spring, a vehicle carrying a Docka anti-aircraft gun belonging to the PKK/PYD/YPG was squarely hit by our Air Force,” it said.

Turkey on Wednesday launched Operation Peace Spring east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria to secure its borders by eliminating terrorists there and to ensure the safe return of Syrian refugees and Syria’s territorial integrity.

Ankara wants to eliminate from the region terrorist elements of the PKK and its Syrian offshoot, the PYD/YPG.

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