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.
In this case, there was the usual unfortunate accident – the helicopter for technical reasons, was forced to land near the front line (hence the presence in the area of the accident armored cars “Tiger” and “Shot” – the territory of the villages where Mi-35 was either on the territory controlled by the SAA, or “neutral”, which can rapidly advance the Russian military operating in the area of Palmyra) and during the operation for removal of the crew came under fire from militants of the Caliphate, which turned out to be an ATGM, and a favorable condition for the defeat of lightly armored static target. Just unlucky.