Syrian Army Utilizing Flying Tanks in War on Terrorism in Dara’a
Wistnik Moradfi website quoted the sources as saying that the air force has been utilizing Mi-24P military helicopters known as Flying Tanks in fighting terrorists in Dara’a.
The website quoted Yuri Liamin as explaining that Mi-25 choppers that are similar to Mi-24P model have recently been utilized in military operations against terrorists in Dara’a, adding that Mi-25 choppers had not earlier been used by the army in the battlefields.
Liamin further added that the Russian fighter jets have not operated in the region, so the Syrian military helicopters are active in Dara’a.
The army troops started a large-scale operation against terrorists in the Southern city of Dara’a last Thursday after dispatching a large volume of military equipment and forces to the city in the last days.
A source said that simultaneous with the dispatch of hundreds of fresh army soldiers and a large of volume of military equipment to Dara’a province, Hezbollah sent a large number of fighters to the Southern province.
The source added that Hezbollah’s fresh fighters joined the Syrian army men as the pro-gov’t troops started a military operation to drive Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board) out of Dara’a al-Balad district and al-Manshiyeh neighborhood in Dara’a city.