Terrorist group “Islamic state” (prohibited in Russia) has extended footage of the three attacks against the Turkish Leopard 2A4 tanks for the past two days near the Syrian town of al-Bab. The first was shot down on 12 December 2016 from ATGM TOW-2. At the same time Turkey has officially recognized the loss of the tank and injuring all four crew members. Two Leopard 2A4, standing in the same position, was shot down West of al-Bab on 13 December 2016, both rockets were fired allegedly from ATGM “Competition”. From the first Bang of the ATGM were badly damaged, but not burned. The second was destroyed. Official information from the Turkish side about the casualties has not yet been received.
I Believe that the question “how to show himself the pride of German tank development in the Syrian war?” received a clear answer.
PS. About the Turkish loss, yet during the fighting South of Dzharablus, where the Turks lost several M-60 (as from the “black” and the Kurds), it was noted that the Turks were somewhat underestimated the realities of the Syrian war, which for them was not a cakewalk. The training is in combat with losses in men and materiel. But a few months ago told me seriously that the Caliphate rolls with Erdogan dogovornyak in Northern Syria. Expensive this fixed the Turkey costs. But though the choice she is special and the Caliphate in al-Baba it is necessary to finish.
The assault on al-Baba is slow. The Turks and controlled the bypass FSA militants of al-Bab from the West to prevent a possible breakthrough of the Kurds or SAA to al-Baba. Similar unit exposed West of the city. The assault of the city yet is reduced to fighting on the outskirts of the city blocks. Black is confident enough to defend ourselves and strike a green infantry significant losses, Shahid-mobiles still unstoppable. Oh, and incidentally, the wiring of Turkish tanks, if available. Learn more on the topic of al-Bab and the attack on Raqqa tomorrow in a separate review.