Good morning— Syrian_MC (@Syrian_MC) March 5, 2020
Here’s our brother in arms maneuvering under real combat conditions and firing on the move from a Pantsir-S2 near Homs during yesterday’s Israeli attempt to attack the sector
A good crew and a well maintained system is essential for a good results. pic.twitter.com/X2anNthqj0
Al-Hadath newspaper: an #Iranian #general was killed in the raid last night on the military airport in #Homs.
Missiles from the Mediterranean therefore more likely by #Israel than by #Turkey.
#Syria: a Pilot & Colonel from #Latakia countryside was killed today in #Homs province. This is likely the 1st documented fatality during latest #Israel|i airstrikes.
Colonel Younes Seifeldin Al-Makdid, a Mig-29 pilot was killed recently, likely in the recent Israeli attack in Homs on the the 5th of February. he was buried yesterday in Besnada - Latakia.
named Younis Makadad. according to a Syrian report that the pilot was shot down by Air Force jets while flying in MiG 29.. 🤔🤔🤔 his death announcement.. pic.twitter.com/OZGdUnqsco— xmanmaster (@xmanmaster1) March 6, 2020
The SyAAF MiG-29SM was piloted by Col. Yunes Al-Makdid whom faced a tech. failure moments after he took off from Sheirat AB -E to W- in an uncommon deployment to this airfield coming from Seen AB. pic.twitter.com/hhCUOfOUo3— LuftwaffeAS (@LuftwaffeAS) March 7, 2020
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the killing and Fars reported no additional details on how Dabirian was killed.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, also reported that Dabirian was killed Friday night without saying how. It added that the late commander was close to Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah group.
In recent years, Israel has repeatedly carried out airstrikes in Syria against targets belonging to Iran and its regional proxies. One airstrike last month killed two members of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, which is backed by Iran.
A number of Iranian media reported yesterday that Brigadier General of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Farhad Debrian, was assassinated on the 5th of March in the Sayyidah Zeinab area, south of the Syrian capital, #Damascus.1/4#Syria #IRGC #Israel #IDF https://t.co/GYd9XNMkCv pic.twitter.com/mbiKrAH0Ec— Eva J. Koulouriotis - إيفا كولوريوتي (@evacool_) March 7, 2020
A number of Iranian media reported yesterday that Brigadier General of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Farhad Debrian, was assassinated on the 5th of March in the Sayyidah Zeinab area, south of the Syrian capital, #Damascus.1/4
This announcement, in my personal opinion, did not convey the true location and true time of the Debrian’s killing. According to a source, the region of Sayyidah Zeinab did not witness any abnormal situation on the fifth of March.3/4
And by virtue of the fact that Debrian was managing the operations room of the eastern #Homs countryside, the possibility of his death during the air strikes carried out by the Israeli Air Force on the Al-Shu’airat airport makes more sense.4/4
The Syrian government’s SANA news agency reported air defenses had repelled the entire attack—but later conceded that some damage had been inflicted at an unspecified military facility.
And If you observe the video closely— SPADEX (@Amansin40578878) March 31, 2020
You can see aniti aircraft gun in action
These white dots are projectile from
Pantsir S1E or S2 air defense system of #Syria Arab Air Defense Force trying to shoot-down the cruise & air-to-surface missiles launched by #Israel fighters pic.twitter.com/1hIVOjaxK7
The Syrian Observatory has monitored shelling by Israeli jets from the airspace of Lebanon, targeting Al-Shayrat airbase in Homs with more than eight missiles. An explosion was heard believed to be caused by anti-aircraft defenses while intercepting these strikes.
Reliable sources have informed SOHR that a cargo plane had shuttled between Al-Shayrat and Tiffour airports before Israeli strikes.
Looks like 3 targets. Hopefully i’ll be able to confirm with higher res imagery over the next few days.— Aurora Intel - #StayHome (@AuroraIntel) April 2, 2020
Looks like a SEAD mission + Cargo targetting on the run way.
Imagery courtest of @sentinel_hub pic.twitter.com/nRp1FY5jie
.@sentinel_hub imagery shows multiple areas of damage to both runways, plus what appears to be damage to two Air Defense "compounds" in the center. These two areas can be seen on old high-resolution imagery with what appears to be Pantsir S1's. pic.twitter.com/FXehLjrRJa— Aurora Intel - #StayHome (@AuroraIntel) April 9, 2020