SyAAF MiG-21bis Shot Down (2015-01-29)

Yesterday, 29th Jan. 2015, a SyAAF MiG-21bis -serial is still unknown- operating from Khelekhleh AFB and piloted by Col. Medhat Othman Kherallah "العقيد مدحت عثمان خيرالله" was downed over Tal Osheheb to the east of the said airbase -as reported by pro-regime personnel- or Bir Qassab to the south of Damascus and around 30km to the north east from Khelekhleh AFB -as reported by media of ISIS- which sounds more plausible.

Whether the bis was downed over Tal Osheheb which is located 8km exactly at the same axis of the east-west runway of Khelekhleh airbase, this brings to mind that ISIS units located successfully their AA guns/MANPADS at the route of landing of fighters at this airbase.


The First Appearance of a Coalition A-10 Over Syria!

Yesterday, 25th Jan. 2015, a USAF Fairchild Republic A-10 and for the first time was videoed flying over Albukamal border town in Syria attacking ISIS' targets in the 'Sina'a' district.


Syrian Air An-26 Crashed in Abu DhHour

Hour by hour, the story of the crash of a 'regime midsize transporter' is getting true, of course that until a full photo report is published to confirm this incident.

Since the latest clashes took place around the airbase between the regime forces and rebels represented by Jabhat AnNusra and Jaish Al-Islam after the fall of 'Wadi Al-Deif' into the hands of rebels, it was reported that an 'Ilyushin' -should be the Il-76- safely landed in the airfield to deliver ammo and food three times at least. But, it's apparent now that -like the 'MiG'- 'Ilyushin' would be called upon any transporter or airliner the regime is operating.

One of the rarest photos of the Syrian Air YK-AND crashed in Abu DhHour (special thanks to Peter Weinert for providing this photo)

The incident took place today 18th Jan. 2015 early morning, when a Syrian Air YK-AND An-26 operated by SyAAF crashed nearby the airfield and resulted in the death of all 37 on board including the crew. It is still unknown the way this transporter hit the ground and what apparently looks considerably far from the runway.
I will leave you with some of the published photos for this incident and awaiting the valuable news to reveal facts of this crash.


SyAAF MiG-23MLD Hit by TOW ATGM in Neyrab Airbase

For the third time, Haraket Hazm 'Hazm Movement' succeed to surprise the 'calm' Neyrab Airbase (Aleppo IAP) in these snowing days and hit one of its ex-Belorussian MiG-23MLDs as can be seen in the footage in the video below.

Previously, Hazm Mov. succeed to damage two L-39ZA on 21st Oct. 2014: one of them received direct hit, while the other is damaged due to the shrapnel of the explosion. After that and on 7th Nov. 2014, Hazm hit a MiG-23MLD which beside another MiG-23UB is stationed and damaged due to the shrapnel as well.

The MiG-23MLD our case this post is the one serialed '07' as can be seen intact in this photo below prior to its damage.


Spotted Aircraft/Aerial Vehicles over Syria: December 2014

Below is the list of spotted 'Aircraft and Aerial Vehicles' over Syria during the month December 2014:

Idleb Jabal Azzawiyeh 12/2/2014 MiG-23MF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hmLhp3yOhc
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 12/4/2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4NyNv_2Z9o
Damascus Deir El-Asafeer 12/4/2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ-oFyA8SWQ
Damascus Khan EsSheeh 12/4/2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9jmUEMSqIM
Deir EzZour County 12/4/2014 Unknown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQd3h5nxc84
Deir EzZour County 12/4/2014 Unknown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGT_hPNUmXg
Dar'a Ebta' 12/4/2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLoeyz-9GEA
Aleppo Northern County 12/5/2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN-ylaZBzWU
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 12/5/2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ezdJxxqz9M
Damascus Douma 12/5/2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aezIGxqn3eE
Deir EzZour Deir EzZour 12/7/2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksNmqJXQlh8
Dar'a Da'el 12/7/2014 IAF http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSxle4g9vn8
Dar'a County 12/7/2014 IAF http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOkemabuPU8
Damascus Southern County 12/7/2014 IAF http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv5_C1Aq0Jc
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 12/8/2014 MiG-23BN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0NUWmF9HbE
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 12/8/2014 MiG-23BN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPZRwpHo5x4
Dar'a Sheikh Meskin 12/9/2014 Unknown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8SjlPhVjKs
Idleb Ma'arret Annu'man 12/15/2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iARxvmrcXvg
Homs Talbeeseh 12/15/2014 Su-24M2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVRJNX-Abp8
Damascus Zabadani 12/15/2014 Unknown http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aHCk04RxLc
Deir EzZour Deir EzZour 12/16/2014 MiG-21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qElzaXk9ejE
Deir EzZour Deir EzZour 12/17/2014 Su-24M2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0udZcYgNdwo
Idleb Taftanaz 12/18/2014 Su-24M2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IHL_OtmbIw
Idleb Jabal Al-Arb'een 12/18/2014 Su-24M2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFC6GcDm5xk
Idleb Taftanaz 12/20/2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEVb5DuPFug
Idleb Sarmin 12/23/2014 Su-24M2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzexEaCYm20
Idleb Taftanaz 12/23/2014 MiG-23MF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0YADM_40r4
Damascus Qaboun 12/23/2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgeZZQ0fnzQ
Damascus Joubar 12/23/2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAWAFd2Vjcs
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 12/23/2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYVi0bOYX2Y
Damascus Douma 12/23/2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx-kXACt7DI