Al Nusrah Front claims to have shot down Syrian drone

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda’s official branch in Syria, claims to have shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operated by the Syrian regime. The Twitter feed for Al Nusrah’s “correspondent” in Latakia, a coastal province that has long been a stronghold for the Assad regime, posted four pictures of the drone. The photos can be seen below.

Syrian drone shot down by Nusrah 1

Syrian drone shot down by Nusrah 2

Syrian drone shot down by Nusrah 3

Syrian drone shot down by Nusrah 4

Thomas Joscelyn is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Senior Editor for FDD's Long War Journal.

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  • Pendraig says:

    After market Olympus Digi camera; cherry finish….

  • mike merlo says:

    surplus RadioShack inventory bought by the Iranian’s at some Flea Market

  • Shaz A says:

    Its a very “Toy” looking type of UAV or radio controlled aeroplane custom fitted with components.

  • David H says:

    That’s Iranian top shelf u.a.v. tech ! Oh the irony

  • Sean Osborne says:

    This is the Russian-made Eleron-3SV reconnaissance drone. On 20JUL15 this drone crashed near Arafit, Syria, a town currently held by Jabhat al-Nusra due to an onboard fire, not because JaN shot it down.


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