SyAAF MiG-23BN Shot Down (2014-06-23)

Some photos and a video for a SyAAF MiG-23BN shot down on 23th Jun. 2014 by Al Muthanna Bin Haretha battalion in the eastern Qalamoun area to the north of Damascus.
Above a photo for the tail with the chaff/flares dispenser mounted aside. It looks each dispenser carries 14 flares.

The serial of this BN is 1665, and should be based in Nasriyeh AFB.

Remnant of front landing gear.

The pilot is KIA, some photos are available but not convenient to publish them here...



IL-76's Spotted in Syria

Let's start with an Iranian Il-76 spotted about to land in Hama AFB on 27th Feb. 2014. The serial is not readable. 

Again, an Iranian Il-76 landing in Hama AFB on 10th Mar. 2014.

Another one spotted landing in Hama AFB as well, date is unknown. This assures the importance of Hama AFB which is considered the hotspot of supplies Assad regime is receiving in the mid area of Syria then distributing them into the other bases.

A stunning shot for two Il-76's the moment the passed beside each others somewhere in the sky of Idleb and specifically over Bennesh town on 20th Dec. 2013.
They should be Russian Candid's those are sent to Syria to assist in transferring the chemical weapons.

Syrian Air Il-76 landing in Hama AFB on 28th May 2013.

Another Syrian Air Il-76 spotted in Neyrab AFB (Aleppo IAP) which was seen in many events standstills in its place for weeks before it disappeared from there in early 2014.

Closer take for the same Candid.

Also another Syrian Air Il-76 could be photographed either in Damascus IAP or in Dhmair AFB, as it was reported a month ago that such transporter is landing in Dhmair intensively the last period and up to three times a day!


SyAAF L-39's Over Homs!!

In an unprecedented incident, the SyAAF L-39's appeared for the first time flying out of their known area (Aleppo and Al-Raqqa governorates). This time over Homs city and its area as videoed above on 3rd June, after it was last seen in Neyrab AFB in November last year.

It's true that the Syrian Albatroses were never seen again after Nov. 2013, that at day time, but it's known that during Dec. 2013 until early Feb. 2014, they continued carrying out NIGHT raids over Aleppo city and its northern countryside starting most probably from Kweres airbase.

The L-39 appeared the next day 4th Jun. over Talbeeseh town which means that the L-39's did not just fly from their known bases in a tenuousness visit here. They are for sure detached either to Sh'eirat, or to Dhab'a airbase which the regime exerted all means to retake the latter from rebels.

By any means, and in order to keep them operational, the exhausted Syrian L-39's should have received a serious overhaul in their new home or at least in the maintenance facility in Hama AFB.

Another plausible thoughts come to our minds here, that the SyAAF should considered to start training new cadets after three years of combat sorties and losing tens of experienced pilots and especially Colonels, and these birds are the best for such use.


MAY: Special Videos of SyAAF Units in Action

Clear video of a Syrian Su-22M-4 maneuvering over Aleppo's northern countryside on May 13, fitted with four B-8 pods and carrying two drop tanks under belly.

Pair of IAF aircraft patrolling the boarder over Joulan (Golan) heights on May 15, could be seen from Nawa town.

Syrian MiG-23MF seen firing rockets over towns of Hama governorate on May 24.

Iranian made Mohajer UAV spotted flying over Nawa town (Dar'a governorate) on May 27.

SyAAF MiG-23BN's in their daily raids bombarding Mleha town in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, On May 27 they could be videoed flying as low as tree tips!

Syrian Navy's Mi-14 flying over Lattakia country side on May 27.


Spotted Aircraft/Aerial Vehicles over Syria: May 2014

List of spotted 'Aircraft and Aerial Vehicles' over Syria during the month May 2014
Some 'special' videos recorded in May as well, will follow in another post, hopefully tomorrow.

Damascus Eastern Ghouta 01-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NEDpMwS2oU
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 01-05-2014 MiG-23BN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaHV8-jY-AM
Damascus Yalda 01-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hS_6DRdxfM
Damascus Douma 01-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRSw3YkiBmQ
Idleb Jabal Azzawiyeh 01-05-2014 Su-24MK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU0ryP8OkxE&feature=youtu.be
Idleb Jabal Azzawiyeh 01-05-2014 Su-24MK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi0qDeRDRoE
Idleb Jabal Azzawiyeh 01-05-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqu4uC0WF-s
Idleb Al-Bara 01-05-2014 Su-24MK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9VYIXLd2jA
Lattakia County 01-05-2014 Su-24MK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlde4UCVCbE
Lattakia County 01-05-2014 Su-24MK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7byvwpLRwk
Idleb Jabal Azzawiyeh 02-05-2014 Su-24MK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACrYdfFdJbU
Aleppo Aleppo 03-05-2014 Su-22M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ulVp-Aulhg
Aleppo Aleppo 03-05-2014 Airliner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4zaGjUScIE
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 03-05-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBvGfxDm-R8
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 03-05-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1xQWiBmxtY
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 04-05-2014 MiG-21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsjPhsZU4sg
Aleppo Tal Ref'at 05-05-2014 Unknown http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdK-0NWUwjE
Damascus Joubar 05-05-2014 MiG-23BN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHCLpvFu2K8
Idleb Khan Sheikhoun 05-05-2014 MiG-21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8PglhjOleE
Hama Eqeirbat 06-05-2014 Unknown http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK0BzzMkOCU
Damascus Douma 06-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTdDWzai4wI
Damascus Douma 06-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnKieKD-uDk
Damascus Yalda 06-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktKAAa-Tl-o
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 06-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tqtq_RtWlY
Damascus Mleha 06-05-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsOlrw05U_g
Damascus Kafar Batna 06-05-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6fEZJ9qPNs
Dar'a Dar'a 07-05-2014 MiG-23ML https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I1RaiiflU0
Idleb Ma'arret Annu'man 07-05-2014 Su-24MK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPFWClJ1qWc
Damascus Joubar 07-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uOvvIqA1Pk
Damascus Douma 07-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mweF7vT3pCo
Damascus Douma 07-05-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY_rfb8WQOI
Damascus Mleha 08-05-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa-rg1EcE_Q
Damascus Mleha 08-05-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVv8bycIsRo
Idleb Khan Sheikhoun 09-05-2014 MiG-21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45HFe4tgiA4
Aleppo Northern County 09-05-2014 Unknown http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdflfSNmVNs
Damascus Kafar Batna 09-05-2014 MiG-23BN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pclaf6aTZlo
Damascus Saqba 09-05-2014 MiG-23BN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rjFNPEjn4k
Damascus Mleha 09-05-2014 MiG-23BN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db6YPcs2gsI
Damascus Mleha 09-05-2014 MiG-23BN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLWocv9pq6A
Damascus Mleha 09-05-2014 MiG-21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUz3OnAcgqo
Homs Homs 10-05-2014 Yak-40K https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wky6tVQAkk0
Aleppo Tal Ref'at 10-05-2014 Yak-40K https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n749SyrPRmE
Idleb Ma'arret Annu'man 11-05-2014 MiG-21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-Pu9aPbZEc
Damascus Mleha 12-05-2014 MiG-21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyJgLF7euqk&feature=youtu.be
Damascus Mleha 12-05-2014 MiG-23BN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K35y0yb0XPg
Damascus Douma 12-05-2014 MiG-23BN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIDcZDxgj10
Idleb Jabal Azzawiyeh 12-05-2014 MiG-21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwo-fY3HHA8
Homs Homs 12-05-2014 Su-22M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG9NPpubojg
Hama Hama 13-05-2014 MiG-23 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8tAArgM8KE
Damascus Adra 13-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6Uxem0TwLE
Damascus Kafar Batna 14-05-2014 Su-22M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arwmiuZVvxE
Hama Khattab 15-05-2014 MiG-23 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HDssO7mK1k
Hama Hama 15-05-2014 Il-76 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1e1nP0n-w4
Idleb Khan Sheikhoun 15-05-2014 MiG-23 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM2DJ4Ak7fk
Damascus Mleha 15-05-2014 MiG-23BN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHFj2yApCVQ
Damascus Mleha 15-05-2014 MiG-21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHFj2yApCVQ
Idleb Jabal Azzawiyeh 16-05-2014 Su-24MK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7CT29r2oBw
Qunaitira Tal Al-Jabiyeh 16-05-2014 MiG-23ML http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8coQ5OmBD4
Damascus Al-Nasriyeh 16-05-2014 MiG-23ML http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S79hJQ6ogyQ
Damascus Mleha 16-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vh4DnYKlOY
Dar'a Taseel 16-05-2014 MiG-23ML http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWc2CQEadoU
Hama Khattab 16-05-2014 MiG-21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrVAVs1Yhvw
Dar'a Nawa 16-05-2014 Unknown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydodHwYCjx8
Deir EzZour Al-Taim 17-05-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny-1Jz_Ochk
Dar'a Taseel 17-05-2014 Unknown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KnPJHPePeQ
Dar'a Jasem 17-05-2014 Su-24MK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7XAbPNg2z4
Dar'a Nawa 17-05-2014 Su-24MK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsM35MjdDyw
Dar'a Nawa 17-05-2014 Su-24MK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHRvq_kz8Zk
Damascus Al-Nasriyeh 17-05-2014 MiG-23ML https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuTMJFo7Cv0
Damascus Mleha 17-05-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaytLFGGQP0
Homs Homs 18-05-2014 Su-24MK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1nMPBXmrMg
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 18-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ngn5pdgDK4
Idleb Al-Bara 18-05-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlP1hDFsmAw
Damascus Mleha 19-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6nD_ajWmIE
Damascus Mleha 19-05-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6nD_ajWmIE
Damascus Jisreen 19-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEaXxTcsqBg
Idleb Jabal Shahshabo 20-05-2014 MiG-23MF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2k6auhpU1c
Idleb Jabal Shahshabo 20-05-2014 MiG-23MF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45d8d6yJHKQ
Idleb Southern County 20-05-2014 MiG-23MF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecQasZnPNk4
Idleb Southern County 20-05-2014 MiG-23MF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-3SO9o3PP0
Idleb Southern County 20-05-2014 ATR-72-500 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACdHVZJbCOM
Damascus Yalda 20-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlQ9P7F3jgo
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 20-05-2014 Su-24MK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRnUEBc1ZHc
Hama Tal Atman 20-05-2014 MiG-23MF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4yNMOhg1yc
Damascus Mleha 21-05-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIAoBGeon5M
Damascus Mleha 21-05-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr9q7D9m6Jc
Damascus Mleha 21-05-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0CdBPRCucA
Aleppo Northern County 21-05-2014 Su-22M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsFem52ixpI
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 22-05-2014 MiG-23BN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t20IvqaqUes
Damascus Yalda 22-05-2014 MiG-23BN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrTBr7dvaS8
Damascus Mleha 22-05-2014 MiG-23BN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYOxpHR8ajI
Damascus Mleha 22-05-2014 MiG-23BN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inqKUmP4WBY
Damascus Mleha 22-05-2014 MiG-23BN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJW0WHAbURU
Damascus Mleha 22-05-2014 MiG-23BN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h-4B-Nd3ZY
Damascus Mleha 22-05-2014 MiG-21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJW0WHAbURU
Damascus Mleha 22-05-2014 MiG-21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QeDQjRjXqM
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 22-05-2014 MiG-21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcUMFewRBck
Aleppo Aleppo 22-05-2014 Su-22M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqP7ifk7jdM
Idleb Heesh 22-05-2014 Unknown http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGFWukWwOb0
Homs Homs 22-05-2014 Unknown http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJGikQdc14E
Damascus Mleha 23-05-2014 MiG-23BN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XtrmFS8IL4
Damascus Mleha 24-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTtJyFHEl4A
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 24-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THH8wwS1ICc
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 24-05-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCF9hmirxK8
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 24-05-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0UI2lB1AzQ
Damascus Qalamoun 24-05-2014 Unknown http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-xpPPS80Oo
Homs Homs 24-05-2014 Su-24MK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYTD2cM-F6I
Hama Kafar Zeita 24-05-2014 Su-22M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98LVHyQqTnI
Unknown Kafar Baseen 24-05-2014 Unknown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U80UYloCXgg
Deir EzZour Deir EzZour 25-05-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG_oQOrs6AU
Damascus Douma 25-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo3STbPkmxs
Homs Al-Ghanto 25-05-2014 Su-24MK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ywn6bvREpE
Homs Rastan 25-05-2014 Su-24MK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuzeKuXIEzE
Homs Homs 25-05-2014 Su-24MK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk937zy6tjM
Damascus Mleha 26-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT_b7LYpeZM
Deir EzZour Deir EzZour 27-05-2014 MiG-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=er_44QipESY
Homs County 27-05-2014 Su-24MK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyjGJiZqDcY
Homs Talbeeseh 27-05-2014 Su-24MK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd0WX5XqSR8
Damascus Douma 27-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MXZRtzgmX8
Damascus Douma 27-05-2014 Unknown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFq5uWS1h60
Damascus Mleha 27-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV4bcdfnQCc
Damascus Mleha 27-05-2014 MiG-23BN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-nlI-ArZCY&feature=youtu.be
Damascus Mleha 27-05-2014 MiG-23BN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZAUQRgmA1s&feature=youtu.be
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 27-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zHNOA3FO0c
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 27-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ikwz_4d4_I
Damascus Eastern Ghouta 27-05-2014 Su-24MK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8oAkaYEkRg
Damascus Yarmouk Camp 27-05-2014 MiG-23BN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RovdFAz7CJ0
Deir EzZour Deir EzZour 28-05-2014 MiG-21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBX2INB9ZFA
Deir EzZour Deir EzZour 28-05-2014 Unknown http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxccdjryANQ
Damascus Mleha 28-05-2014 MiG-23BN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhVvYXmwqdA
Idleb Jabal Azzawiyeh 29-05-2014 Su-24MK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krxiQ4P7x24