The Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine report they have shot down a Russian unmanned aerial vehicle (a drone) in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation near the demarcation line. “At about 19:00 February 8 an unmanned aerial vehicle was spotted in the sky close to the contact line. After the identification of the object, having received confirmation that the flying object does not belong to the ATO forces or international organizations that monitor the situation near the contact line with their unmanned aerial fleet, it was decided to destroy it,” the press center of the ATO Headquarters wrote on Facebook on Thursday, February 9.
The Russian Aerospace Forces and the Turkish Air Force, along with Turkey’s artillery have carried out several operations against Daesh in northern Syria, Daily Sabah newspaper reported on Monday. Russian aircraft attacked Daesh positions in the Dayr Kak region located in the vicinity of the Daesh-held city of al-Bab, the Daily Sabah newspaper reported citing Turkish military officials. The newspaper added that the activities of Turkey’s aircraft and artillery in northern Syria near al-Bab had killed 22 Daesh jihadists.