Turkish helicopter shot down in Afrin

With the continuing Operation Olive Branch, Turkish forces lost its first air unit. Two Turkish aircrew died as their aircraft was downed by anti aircraft fire from Kurdish Militia  in the Afrin region. The aircraft a T129 Atak is an advanced attack helicopter with countermeasures currently in service with the Turkish Military, it seems likely that local Kurdish forces have attained advanced portable anti air weapons aiding in the downing of the Turkish Helicopter. This would add a new element to warfare in the region possibly signalling a new phase in warfare. As countries who may have had an air support advantage suddenly find themselves[…]

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Turkish helicopter shot down over Syria

Turkish helicopter shot down  T129 Atak. Two Turkish aircrew died. Claimed to be shot down by Kurdish Militia. Possible use of advanced portable anti aircraft weapon. The aircraft was engaged in ground support operations against Kurdish forces in Afrin, Operation Olive Branch. Possible new phase of warfare with the deployment of advanced anti vehicle weapons. Higher risk involved as potential for advanced weapons to fall into terrorist hands increases.   https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/headline/operation-olive-branch-turkish-military-helicopter-shot-down-in-syria-operation-video/ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/turkey-military-helicopter-shot-down-us-backed-syria-kurdish-forces-recep-tayip-erdogan-a8204186.html https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/turkish-helicopter-shot-down-by-kurdish-militia-in-syria-s-afrin-1.5806923

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Tension between Turkish forces and Kurdish protesters

Key details: 2/09/2016 from Turkey Kurdish group protecting Turkey’s presence in Syria were fired tear gas by the Turkish forces Casualties reported, no clear number Reports of a 17-year-old shot dead A group of freedom fighters “Bob Crow Brigade” are heading to Manbij to oppose Turkish army. Last reported: 1 dead, 42 wounded INC000134 The protesters claim that they are against Turkey building a wall inside their borders because it invades their territory. However, the wall is to ensure the security of the area as PM mentioned by saying they have no interest in Syria’s land and would like to help keep the borders intact.[…]

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