Syria Rebels downed Helicopter with missile

Syrian rebels downed an army helicopter with a ground-to-air missile for the first time on Tuesday as it was on a strafing run around a besieged base in the northwest, a human rights watchdog said.

“It is the first time that the rebels have shot down a helicopter with a surface-to-air missile,” Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

The downing came at the strategic Sheikh Suleiman base, 25 kilometers west of Aleppo, the last garrison in government hands between Syria’s second city and the Turkish border.

Footage posted by activists on YouTube showed rebel fighters shouting: “We hit it, God is greatest,” as a helicopter plunged to the ground in a ball of flames.

The Observatory said the missile was part of a consignment newly received by the rebels that had the potential to change the balance of forces in the 20-month conflict.

 

AFP / Now

  • lebanesesam

    Tic Toc Tic Toc Mr. Assouda

    • Hannibal

      lol

  • lebanesesam

    Tic Toc Tic Toc Mr. Assouda

    • Hannibal

      lol

  • 5thDrawer

    Quick. Get those Iranian pilots into those targets.

    • Patience2

       I was just about to make a similar comment, but, you beat me to it!

  • 5thDrawer

    Quick. Get those Iranian pilots into those targets.

    • Patience2

       I was just about to make a similar comment, but, you beat me to it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ziad.abufadel1 Ziad AbuFadel

    You are liars and the picture is not authentic.  Stop the silliness.  Your time is come.  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

       keep telling yourself that it’s all lies.. must be fun living in lala land

      • FreetheME

        Speaking of La La land Preview, How is it all going. Enjoyable I hope

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

           oh u r so original
          how old r u? 6?

      • FreetheME

        I’m not the one who started with La La land Preview. So question should be how old are you.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

           exactly the point! I brought up lala land and u respond with what i brought up, how ORIGINAL of u!
          We used to do that in primary school.

      • FreetheME

        Going by most of your Blogs Preview it seems to me you are the one still in Primary School. Does your mum know you are using the computer and communicating with the big boys. Tell me, does she

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

           again u r so original
          lmfao

    • nagy_michael2

      you must be nassrallah followers.. the party of denials and liars..

    • rossoferrari

       Yep and there was no landing on the moon.

      • FreetheME

        Actually rossoferrari, there wasn’t. It has been proven time and time again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ziad.abufadel1 Ziad AbuFadel

    You are liars and the picture is not authentic.  Stop the silliness.  Your time is come.  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

       keep telling yourself that it’s all lies.. must be fun living in lala land

      • FreetheME

        Speaking of La La land Preview, How is it all going. Enjoyable I hope

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

           oh u r so original
          how old r u? 6?

      • FreetheME

        I’m not the one who started with La La land Preview. So question should be how old are you.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

           exactly the point! I brought up lala land and u respond with what i brought up, how ORIGINAL of u!
          We used to do that in primary school.

      • FreetheME

        Going by most of your Blogs Preview it seems to me you are the one still in Primary School. Does your mum know you are using the computer and communicating with the big boys. Tell me, does she

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

           again u r so original
          lmfao

    • nagy_michael2

      you must be nassrallah followers.. the party of denials and liars..

    • rossoferrari

       Yep and there was no landing on the moon.

      • FreetheME

        Actually rossoferrari, there wasn’t. It has been proven time and time again.

  • wargame1

    Few days before we have seen a video where the FSA claimed that they got 100 Anti-aircraft surface-to-air Cobra missile (made in Russia). Some of them were shown on video. The latest shot down helicopter can be Iranian  UH-1 Huey because Assad have Russian helicopter and Iranian still have those fat American helicopters and they can get spare parts via Israel. Few videos already appeared about Iranian helicopter in Syrian sky.

  • wargame1

    Few days before we have seen a video where the FSA claimed that they got 100 Anti-aircraft surface-to-air Cobra missile (made in Russia). Some of them were shown on video. The latest shot down helicopter can be Iranian  UH-1 Huey because Assad have Russian helicopter and Iranian still have those fat American helicopters and they can get spare parts via Israel. Few videos already appeared about Iranian helicopter in Syrian sky.

  • rossoferrari

    Inept leadership, inept army, inept air force, inept administration and too late to call the iranian as they are inept themselves and will quickly accelerate the down fall of assad. Imagine the syrian army in a real conflict with israel!!! Imagine all these years where the syrian lived in fear because the elite army he has, I’ll tell you aside of being savages, this army is not even fit to control a kindergarten school yard.

  • rossoferrari

    Inept leadership, inept army, inept air force, inept administration and too late to call the iranian as they are inept themselves and will quickly accelerate the down fall of assad. Imagine the syrian army in a real conflict with israel!!! Imagine all these years where the syrian lived in fear because the elite army he has, I’ll tell you aside of being savages, this army is not even fit to control a kindergarten school yard.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JDHGOQTAY5ZACBJGOFV2LAYOAQ Cay Kas

    these are strela missiles, not good enough!
    give the rebels javelin missiles!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JDHGOQTAY5ZACBJGOFV2LAYOAQ Cay Kas

    these are strela missiles, not good enough!
    give the rebels javelin missiles!