Video: Rebels down Syrian Arab Air Force Mig-23BN fighter jet in East Syria

Aug 13 2012 - 4 Comments

The following video clearly shows a Syrian Arab Air Force Mig-23BN hit by anti-aircraft artillery fire on Aug. 13, 2012 over MoHasen town near Deir Ezzour, in eastern Syria.

Therefore, not only the L-39 combat trainers and the Mil Mi-8/17 Hip and -25 Hind gunships are currently attacking the Free Syrian Army positions in Syria. Even the Mig-23 are being flown by the Assad regime against the opposition forces.

So far, the Mig-23 alongside other combat planes as the Mig-29 and Su-24 fighter jets were only spotted taking part to drills in the desert.

Noteworthy, it looks like the FSA are improving at attacking fast moving targets, after showing much difficulties in hitting slow moving helicopters mainly operating at high altitude.

Few weeks ago a video allegedly showed a Mil Mi-8 helicopter shot down by the rebels.