The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has shot down two Turkish Air Force armed drones over northwestern Syria that was seen flying towards their positions.
According to Yusha Yuseef of Muraselon News, a Bayraktar drone was shot down by the Syrian Arab Army on Tuesday in the western countryside of the Aleppo Governorate
The Syrian army shot down a Turkish Drone" #Bayraktar " in the western countryside of Aleppo pic.twitter.com/T6HUAiHO6d
— Yusha Yuseef (@MIG29_) March 3, 2020
According to a report from the Idlib Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army shot down the second Turkish drone as it was approaching their positions near the strategic city of Saraqib.
In relevant development, the Syrian Arab Army was reported to have targeted a Turkish Air Force F-16 jet with its S-200 system in northwestern Syria.
According to Yusha Yuseef of Muraselon News, there was no confirmation on whether or not the missile hit its target.
The downing of the Turkish drone marks the sixth time in the last 48 hours that the Syrian Arab Army has downed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) belonging to Ankara.
At the same time, the Turkish military has shot down another Syrian aircraft, bringing the total of downed jets to three in the past 48 hours.
The Turkish military has effectively blocked Syrian aircraft from flying near their border, which would benefit the militant forces in Idlib, if not for the heavy strikes launched by the Russian Air Force.