Turkey using drone fleet to target Syrian regime
March 4, 2020 - Turkey has deployed dozens of remotely-piloted aircraft to strike Russian-backed Syrian government forces in retaliation for the killing of Turkish soldiers in northwest Syria.
The series of strikes by unprecedented numbers of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) targeted Syrian bases and chemical warfare depots, Bloomberg said, citing the Turkish military. Turkey also located and destroyed some Syrian missile defence systems, raising questions about the effectiveness of the Russian-made equipment intended to deter such air attacks.
The tactic threatens to bring NATO member Turkey into direct confrontation with Russia, Bloomberg said.