Yesterday, the first video of an Mi-8/Mi-17 using the side mounted machine gun to attack rebels near Azaz, was uploaded on Youtube.
Today, another video has emerged. It shows (in the first 20 seconds) an Mi-8 Hip firing rockets towards the rebels on the ground, during a daytime attack on Aleppo on Mar. 23, 2012.
Therefore, not only drones are flying in the Syrian airspace. Assad regime has started using some of its airworthy gunships against oppositors.
Time for a No-Fly Zone?
- First video of a Syrian helicopter gunship attacking rebels near Azaz, northwest of Aleppo (theaviationist.com)
- Video: inside view of military helicopter crash in Bosnia (theaviationist.com)
- Special feature: all the weapons used by the Syrian regime on Homs. (theaviationist.com)