Syrian Militant Group Claims To Shot Down Russian Drone Over Southern Idlib

on August 31 Syrian Militant Group Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham Claims to shot down Russian unnamed aerial vehicle (UAV) over the town of Hesh in southern Idlib, Reported by South Front

HTS said that the UAV was being operated by the Russian Aerospace Forces.

“The factions of al-Fath al-Mubin [HTS-led operations room] shot down a Russian UAV in the outskirt of the town of Hesh in southern Idlib,” a short statement released by the terrorist group’s news network, Iba’a, reads.

However, photos of the UAV’s wreckage suggest otherwise.

Syrian Militant Group Claims To Shot Down Russian Drone Over Southern Idlib

Contrary to HTS’ claims, the UAV design appears to be similar to Iranian drones operated by the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF), such as Muhagir-4 and Ababil-3.

Syrian Militant Group Claims To Shot Down Russian Drone Over Southern Idlib

The UAV may be a Syrian copy of one of these Iranian types.

Unnamed aerial vehicle was Shot down few hours a new ceasefire began. The Ministry of Defense of Russia announced in the noon of August 30 a new one-sided ceasefire in Syria’s Greater Idlib.

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) had warned that it will respond to any violation.

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