Wednesday, April 12, 2017

What Is Left Of The Syrian Air Force?

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Dave Majumdar, National Interest: The Syrian Air Force: What Is Left?

Just how much remains of the Syrian Arab Air Force? The Pentagon is claiming that the U.S. Navy’s Tomahawk cruise missile strike on April 7 destroyed some 20 percent of the Assad regime’s remaining operational aircraft.

The U.S. Navy launched some 61 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Syrian airbase at al-Shayrat in response to an Assad regime Sukhoi Su-22 Fitter strike aircraft dropping chemical weapons—thought to be Sarin—on civilians on April 4. One of the cruise missiles failed to launch while another crashed into the sea—which means a total of 59 Tomahawks hit their targets according to the Pentagon.

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WNU Editor: Bottom line .... only a few dozen Syrian war planes are operational (maybe). On a side note, Sputnik has a photo gallery of the Syrian airbase at al-Shayrat after the US strikes here .... Syrian Air Force Base Back in Operation One Day After US Missile Attack (Sputnik).

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fazman said...
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jimbrown said...

50% then?

fred lapides said...



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