Syrian Arab Air Force bombers are constantly pounding rebel forces across Syria.
Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer,Mig-29 Fulcrum and Mig-23 Flogger bombers are those most frequently depicted in footage emerging on a daily basis from Damascus, Idlib and any other city or village where loyalist forces fight Free Syrian Army insurgents.
Noteworthy, clear blue skies and better cameras are providing some clearer shots of the Syrian planes usually operating at high altitude.
Furthermore, Assad planes are also continuing to threaten Turkey’s borders: according to a Turkish military statement, on Dec. 27, two Turkish Air Force F-16s were scrambled to intercept a Syrian Su-24 that approached the border.
The SyAAF Fencer moved away from the border when it was only 5 nautical miles from violating the Turkish airspace.
The made-in-Iran UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) based on the American ScanEagle is just the latest addition to the Syrian regime’s fleet of drones that have been used to spy on rebels across the country.
One of the first types spotted after the beginning of the uprising is the Mohajer 2, another Iranian drone that then “disappeared” from the skies over Syria, to be replaced by “Pahpad”, Mohajer-3, several DIY models and eventually Yasir.
However, on Dec. 9, a drone that seems to be a Mohajer 2 appeared over Damascus.
A new batch just delivered or one of the old examples preserved until now?