Extremely clear footage of Syrian Su-24 Fencer attack plane over Idlib

Clear footage of a Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer in action over northwestern Syria

The Syrian Arab Air Force was believed to count on 20 Su-24 Fencer aircraft at the beginning of the uprising. The aircraft, based at Tiyas, have been rarely filmed or photographed, even though they have reportedly been involved in several air strikes and operations.

Eventually someone managed to get an extremely clear footage of a SyAAF Su-24 Fencer that was flying over Idlib, in northwestern Syria on Sept. 7, 2014.

By the way, can you ID the weapons the aircraft is carrying in the video?

H/T Matt Fanning for the link


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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.