nsnbc.me – Downed Syrian Pilot: “I was downed by a Turkish Jet, over Syrian Territory”
The Syrian pilot who was downed by Turkish F-16s, yesterday, bailed out of his burning plane and survived. He is in good condition in hospital, saying that he was shot down by a Turkish jet, over Syrian territory. Eyewitnesses report about the presence of Turkish special forces in Syrian territory. Turkey fires artillery and tank shells in support of insurgents in the region of Kassab.
almanar.com.lb – Battles Rage in Syria as Army Recaptures More Regions
Franklin Lamb – Performing Key Fighting Roles in Syria
At dawn each day, jihadists take drugs, including sometimes, large doses of Captagon and other widely available drugs among militia including but not limited to some potent drugs locally known as “Baltcon”, “Afoun”,”Zolm”, Opium, Heroin, Cocaine, Hashish. The main drug routes into the Syrian battle zones I was advised run from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Lebanon and lesser amounts form Turkey, Iraq and Jordan. Lebanon’s Bekaa valley apparently produces large amounts of Captagon pills for shipment to the Gulf and now to Syria. Jihadists high on drugs apparently feel invincible and hostile and do not fear death. Many are indeed ferocious and fearless fighters during the day, as many media sources have reported. But by nightfall, when the drug wears off the fighters become exhausted and sometimes they are found asleep on the spot they were fighting from. “Ali” explained that “Many of the “Gulfies” are in fact heavily addicted to strong heroin like drugs and they crave them and sometimes they even fight with their fellow militiamen to get their ‘fixes.’ We are told by some we capture that sometimes when one of their comrades is killed some of the fallen fighters “friends” will descend on his body, not particularly to pray over it but to rummage his pockets his drugs.
As the Syrian crisis enters its fourth year and with more jihadists arriving and more militia being formed across the political and religious spectrum, the U.S. intelligence community and Congressional sources are now predicting the war will continue for another decade or more.
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voltairenet.org – Turkish army downs Syrian combat aircraft
The Turkish army intervened, Sunday, 23 March 2014, to lend support to jihadist groups linked to the Al-Nusra Front (Al-Qaeda) and the Army of Islam (backed by Saudi Arabia) that it had escorted two days ago into Syrian territory, at the Kassar borderpoint.
At a campaign rally, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdog(an hailed the victory after accusing Syria of having entered Turkey’s airspace, which Damascus denies. ”A Syrian plane violated our airspace. Our F-16s took off and hit this plane. Why? because if you violate my airspace, our slap after this will be hard,” he said.
Turkey—which since the beginning of the war houses the main jihadist rear bases and facilities, run and coordinated by NATO—no longer makes a secret of its military involvement in Syria.
nsnbc.me – Downing of Syrian Jet Part of Turkish Military Offensive against Syria
A Syrian military jet has been shot down near the Syrian – Turkish border after after it violated Turkish airspace, reports Turkey’s Prime Minister R. Tayyip Erdogan, saying that Turkish F-16s downed the jet. Eyewitnesses inform nsnbc that the jet was over Syrian territory and that the downing of the jet is part of a Turkish military offensive against Syria in the Kassab area the in Lattakia province of Syria.
Tony Cartalucci – US-NATO is Losing Covert War on Syria
Since the beginning of 2013, Syrian troops had begun an irreversible push to take back territory overrun by foreign-backed militants, including along Syria’s borders with Lebanon and Jordan. Today, cities long lost to these militants once again have the Syrian flag waving above them, their people liberated, and the deadly toll of occupation finally being tallied before the global public.
The strategic turn in Syria’s favor was noted by geopolitical analysts long before the Damascus chemical weapons attack in the summer of 2013. When Western nations used “desperation” as a motive for the attack, which they squarely blamed on the Syrian government, those watching Syria’s systematic victories against the West’s proxy militants immediately suspected a false flag attack – one that was carried out by either the West, or one of its regional collaborators.