First video of a Syrian helicopter gunship attacking rebels near Azaz, northwest of Aleppo

Mar 22 2012 - 1 Comment

The following video, brought to my attention by Bjørn Holst Jespersen shows a Syrian Mi-8/17 Hip attacking civilians/rebels near Azaz, some 30 km nortwest of Aleppo, Syria.

After many videos uploaded to Youtube showing drones spying on the oppositors at Homs, and the footage of a Mig-23MS (probably a decoy) hit on the ground at the Abu-Dhahur airbase this is the first one I’ve seen so far of a loyalist helicopter using a mounted side machine gun to attack the oppositors.

Noteworthy, what seems to be a sort of anti-aircraft fire (ground to air fire) can be seen at the end of the video.

According to the title, the video was taken on Mar. 22, 2012.