Syrian rebels shares video of its assault on Assad regime helicopter

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Syrian insurgent fighters have shared the video that most likely confirmed firing the Man-portable air-defense programs (MANPADS), at a Syrian regime Mi-17 navy helicopter throughout combating in Idlib on Tuesday.

The helicopter was shot down on Wednesday AEDT in Nairab, west of Saraqeb, by fighters from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), a hardline Islamist group that’s the successor of al-Qa’ida in Syria.

Though HTS is just not formally among the many insurgent factions backed by Ankara, Turkey has beefed up its navy presence in Idlib for the reason that weekend, transferring an additional 5000 troopers throughout the border, and is successfully combating alongside the group.

On Monday night, Turkish forces hit 115 Syrian authorities targets and destroyed 101 of them in retaliation for an assault that killed 5 Turkish troopers in Syria’s rebel-held northwest, the Turkish Protection Ministry mentioned.