TEL TAMR, Syria (North Press) – On Sunday, the Turkish bombing forced two helicopters of the Russian forces to take defensive measures while flying over the countryside of the town of Tel Tamr, north of Hasakah, northeast Syria.
Local residents said that they saw two Russian helicopters shooting strange objects in the sky of the village of al-Dardara, 4 km north of the town of Tel Tamr, in tandem with the sound of artillery shelling on the village.
“The Turkish forces and the affiliated opposition factions shelled the village of al-Dardara with artillery at about three o’clock in the afternoon,” a source of the Tel Tamr Military Council told North Press.
“During the Turkish bombing, two Russian helicopters were flying over the area before being targeted by the Turkish forces,” the source added.
The shells pushed the two helicopters to use thermal balloons as a defensive measure before changing their track and returning to their starting place in the al-Mabaqer station, north of the town, according to the sources.
North Press Agency tried to contact the Russian base for further details, but one of the commanders there refused to comment.
The countryside of Tel Tamr have been under continuous bombardment for over a month by Turkish forces and their affiliated armed opposition factions.