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    ISIL destroy Russian helicopters in Syria.

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    papa_umau
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    ISIL destroy Russian helicopters in Syria.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 24 May 2016, 12:50 pm

    Syria conflict: IS 'destroyed Russian helicopters' at T4 base.

    New satellite imagery appears to reveal extensive damage to a strategically significant airbase in central Syria used by Russian forces, after an attack by so-called Islamic State (IS).

    Four helicopters and 20 lorries were destroyed in a series of fires inside the T4 base last week, the images from intelligence company Stratfor suggests

    The cause of the fires is unconfirmed.

    A pro-Kremlin website said the helicopters had been "used by both Russian and Syrian air forces"

    The full report on this from The BBC HERE




    It appears that neither Russia nor Syria are active in protecting such important bases.

    Russia will be severely embarrassed when ISIL eventually report this coup on the internet.


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    Re: ISIL destroy Russian helicopters in Syria.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 26 May 2016, 11:43 am

    What the hell is a "T4" base anyway ?

    Of course, if this was done locally it could have been just about any of the terrorist groups that set those fires.

    A big clue was the fact that they were not attacked from the air.
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    Re: ISIL destroy Russian helicopters in Syria.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 27 May 2016, 12:28 pm

    T4 Is just the name of the type of base !

    Yes, that is the clue that tells the Syrians and the Russians and even the Americans that the attack was not done with hi-tec weapons or air-to-ground missiles as ISIL do not have that technology.... yet.


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    Re: ISIL destroy Russian helicopters in Syria.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 28 May 2016, 11:58 am

    Surely either Russian or Syrian forces could have protected this base from ground attack if they had wanted to.
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    Re: ISIL destroy Russian helicopters in Syria.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 29 May 2016, 12:28 pm

    You might have thought so Angie, but it is amazing what damage can be done under cover of darkness by a determined terrorist force.


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