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.
The video is remarkable as the fact that the Turks once again carelessly framed their tanks on the horizon (fighting with the Kurds in the mountains is not the same as fighting with a trained opponent with many years of experience of dealing with the armored vehicles of the SAA – the Syrians try hide their equipment behind buildings or terrain to reduce the risk of injury from TOW, “Kornet” or “Milan” after bitter experience, which the Turks apparently have yet to acquire), and a striking refutation of the myth that the Caliphate and Turkey are in some collusion.