Turkish UAVs played leading role in Idlib battle

by Tim Ripley

The Turkish military made extensive use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) during the eight days of intense fighting in Syria’s Idlib province that came to an end with a ceasefire at midnight on 5-6 March. However, the loss of at least four aircraft raised questions about their ability to counter Syria’s ground-based air defences.

A Turkish Air Force Bayraktar TB2 that was reportedly shot down in Idlib province. (Syrian Arab News Agency)

A Turkish Air Force Bayraktar TB2 that was reportedly shot down in Idlib province. (Syrian Arab News Agency)

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