Syrian Conflict Update
  15th March 2011 to present
   
7th March 2012
Syrian Air Force
MiG-23MS   Abu-Dhahur air base Destroyed on the ground while at Air Base by Syrian rebels. It is not certain that the airccraft was actually operational. Not occupied   KM-1
   
7th April 2012
Syrian Army
Mil Mi-8T 96          
   
Thursday 21st June 2012
10:45am local time

Syrian Air Force
MiG-21bis   al-Dumair military airport northeast of Damascus Routine training flight. Landed at  King Hussein Air Base in Mafraq, 43 miles north of the Jordanian capital. Originally Claimed to have made an emergency landing. Believed to be a defection Colonel Hassan Merei al-Hamade
[
Colonel Hassan Al Hamada Merano]
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26th June 2012
Syrian Army
Mil Mi-8T     Made an emergency landing near Idlib. Claimed burned by crew to avoid capture by rebels      
   
29th June 2012
Syrian Air Force
Mi-8MT № 25   Damaged  at Aleppo air field by rebel fighters using RPGs      
   
5th August 2011
Syrian Air Force
Mi-8T     Engine failure. Made emergency landing 10 km from Humaymam settlement. Recovered next day.      
   
Monday 13th August 2012
Syrian Air Force
MiG-23BN
[to be confirmed]
    Claimed shot down near the town of al-Muhassan, around 120km (75 miles) from the Iraqi border near the eastern city of Deir Ezzour, Deir al-Zor province by forces [Free Syrian Army (FSA)] opposed to the government. The Syrian authorities are saying that the aircraft was on a training mission and crashed after the pilot ejected following a technical problem. Videos are appearing on the internet claiming to show the shoot down.

One report states “It was a Mig-21 brought down by a 14.5 anti-aircraft gun   .   .   ."

Pilot
Col. Rafik Mohammed Suleiman

[Colonel Mufeed Muhammed Salman, from Homs]
[according to media reports]
ejected

some sources are saying that the pilot was captured by the FSA.


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??

Exact details have yet to be verified. Input appreciated

   
23rd or 25th August 2012
Syrian Air Force
Aero-Vodochody L-39     Crashed into the ground at the end of a right hand turn at low altitude.      
   
Monday 27th August 2012
Syrian Army
Mil Mi-17
Helicopter
    Crashed in flames in the Al Qabun area of Damascus near the al-Ghufran mosque. Claimed shot down by Free Syrian Army forces AAA as it was attacking Jobar.  
     
pilot
Al Hassan Ali
killed
pilot-navigator
Muyasera Wannous
killed

Ibrahim Amuri
killed
 mechanic / gunner
Rami Hassan
killed
Confirmation / correction of names appreciated
   
29th August 2012
Syrian Air Force
10 helicopters   Taftanaz military base in Idlib Claimed destroyed on ground by rebel forces      
   
Thursday 30th August 2012

? ?
also seen as Wednesday 29th

 

Syrian Air Force
MiG-?
[MiG-23]
2271 Claimed shot down by Free Syrian Army forces shortly after taking off from Abu Zohur military airport in Idlib province  near the Turkish border. Colonel Munir Ahmad Ibrahim
ejected
Official Syrian Media are claiming the pilot was killed by rebel forces after ejecting

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??
Conflicting reports so far make it difficult to determine whether it was a single or two seat MiG.
"The two pilots who parachuted from the plane were captured," - claim by FSA.
Videos showing on www show a parachute descending and the prone figure stated as the pilot.
Differing sources give the prone figure as wounded, another gives the person as dead.

More input appreciated

Also seen as being killed near or in Village of Dahr Syriac in Lattakia on 22nd September 2012

   
Date
[believed to be the 30th August 2012]

Syrian Air Force
4 x Aircraft     Destroyed on ground at air base
??
     
   
31st August 2012
Syrian Air Force
    Abu Zohur base, Idlib province Further details needed      
   
4th September 2012 Note:
These two images are from different web postings and supposedly show the remains of two different Syrian MiG aircraft shot down by FSA forces. The tail markings of the second reported MiG now appear to be 2380.
A close up of the deceased pilot is also being shown elsewhere on the web.

Syrian Air Force
2 x MiGs 2380
[2238?]
[tail shown far right]
  Shot down in the northwestern province of Idlib on during a landing approach to Abu al-Dahur

Pilot ejected at low level outside seat envelope.
Killed

WAS THERE a 2nd MiG brought down or does this refer to the 30th August loss
 One of these two Claimed shot down as it was taking off from the Abu Thuhur air base.
 Images and videos posted on the web show the tail of a fighter and the body of the pilot with deployed parachute risers.
The pilot's documentation is shown being held by one of the FSA. Identity of pilot??

It may be that the way the news is being reported and showing on the internet that the two MiGs Claimed refer to one on the 30th August and the other on the 4th September.

   
5th September 2012
Syrian Air Force
MIL Mi-8     Claimed shot down
[video footage being shown on some networks]
     
5th September 2012
Syrian Air Force
Su-35     Claimed shot down Does the Syrian Air Force have any Su-35s ???    
                 
   
  The Syrian Martyrs Brigade claim to have taken down a Syrian Mig today. In appears the pilot died during or after ejection from the plane.
   
Thursday 20th September 2012
Syrian Air Force
Mil Mi-17
Helicopter
    Crashed near Adra southeast of Douma suburb in Damascus. The cause given is that the helicopter rotors clipped the tail of a civilian "Syrian Arab Airlines" passenger jet, which landed safely. Crew killed    
       
Colonel Qahtan Mahmoud Ammar
killed
Colonel Adnan Suleiman
killed
?? Attauil
killed
?? Adib
killed
Thursday 20th September 2012 Syrian Arab Airlines Airbus A320-232 YK-AKF   over Duma
see above
     
   
Saturday 22nd September 2012
Syrian Air Force
Fighter     Claimed shot down by FSA AAA fire over the northern Syrian town of Atarib in Idlib province      
   
Friday 5th October 2012
Syrian Air Force
Mil Mi-8
or
Mil Mi-17
    On morning  anti rebel mission. Hit by AAA near the suburb of al-Sharqiya Huta, East Ghouta 4 killed    
       
Commander Pilot
Colonel Bassem Nasser
killed
pilot-navigator
Col. Ahmed al-Hassan
killed
Captain Nasser Hussain
killed
Mechanic Assad Suleiman
killed
   
Friday 5th October 2012
Syrian Air Force
MiG     Shot down in East Ghouta crashing in a field      
Friday 5th October 2012
Syrian Air Force
 MiG     Deir Ez Zor      
   
Saturday 13th October 2012
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??
believed to be Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros
  No. 2119 Claimed shot down in the west of Aleppo province while bombing the village of Khan al-Asal      
Pilot
 Lieutenant Colonel ??
killed
Pilot
fate unknown
 
Saturday 13th October 2012
Syrian Air Force
MiG-21     Lost during combat mission over  Aleppo.  Captain Mohammed Salman Mohammed
killed
 
   
Monday 15th October 2012
also seen as Tuesday 16th

Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Claimed shot down with AAA by FSA in Aleppo in the Sheikh Najar region    
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??
ejected
captured
??
ejected
captured

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Monday 15th October 2012
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??   IS THE IS LOSS SHOWN ABOVE OR THE LOSS ON THE 13TH

????????

Claimed shot down by Unification Brigade over Aleppo al-Bab. Al Jazeera have shown an interview with a person believed to be the pilot.

Captain [Roni] Runni Ibrahim Al-Rashed [Rashid]
ejected
captured


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This previously un-identified Syrian pilot captured by FSA is believed to be Captain [Roni] Runni Ibrahim Al-Rashed shown above

    FSA captures two pilots after shooting down their plane near Aleppo

Aircraft shot down in al-Taana area by AAA.

“The pilots jumped by parachute after their plane was hit, and helicopters of the regime forces flew over their landing site in an attempt to save them and prevent the free Syrian army from approaching them, but the free army managed to capture them”

 

IS THE IS LOSS SHOWN ABOVE FOR THE 15TH OR THE LOSS ON THE 13TH

????????
 

 
 
   
Wednesday 17th October 2012
Syrian Forces
Mil Mi-17
Helicopter
       
Claimed shot down by rebel forces Maarat al Numan in Idlib. Footage uploaded on internet appears to show helicopter exploding in mid air. All crew believed killed
 
   
21st October 2012
Syrian Air Force
      A video dated 2012/10/21 shows a pilot ejecting from an unidentified aircraft - possibly L-39.
Could this be the date the video was uploaded or the actual date of the loss.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wq3otXf7ms

     
   
Sunday 4th November 2012
Syrian Air Force
Aircraft     Shot down in eastern Syrian province of Deir az-Zour. The aircraft had been carrying out air strikes near the town of Mayadin and crashed near the town of Baqras Pilot reported as captured  

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??
   
Monday 12th November 2012
Syrian Air Force
military helicopter     Shot down by FSA over Hamdan Airport at t "al-bokamal", Deir ez-Zoir reported 3 captured
2 killed
   
 
Ayman Ibrahim Shihab
 ايمن ابراهيم شهاب
Ammar Haddad
 عمار حداد
Mohammad Walid
 محمد وليد
Ali Al-yousef
 علي اليوسف

These four crew are reported as members of Syrian Helicopter shot down on 12th November.
This would conflict with the reported three captured..

   
Tuesday 27th November 2012
Syrian Air Force
MIL Mi-8 or Mi-17 ??  
Grainy image screen grab of stricken helicopter
Shot down by 14.3mm cannon fire crew fate ??    
   
Tuesday 27th November 2012
Syrian Air Force
           
MIL Mi-8 or Mi-17 ??     Shot down by FAS using SAM Pilot
injured
   
   
Wednesday 28th November 2012
?

Syrian Air Force
MiG-23     Shot down by FAS over Allepo Colonial Abdoullatif Salman
 عبداللطيف
 سلمان

ejected
injured
Taken to a field hospital* and
treated by rebels.
[the image of the wounded pilot is not being shown]
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  *The FSA captured the pilot and took him to a field hospital, the irony in this is that this pilot and his squadron destroyed the official hospitals in this district
Wednesday 28th November 2012
Syrian Air Force
MiG-23??     Claimed hot down by FSA using SAM over "Bab Al-Hawa" in Idleb district near Turkish -Syrian border Confirmation of the MiG-23 loss needed   KM-1
   
Thursday 29th November 2012
Syrian Air Force
Su-??      Emergency landing and crashed inside "Dair Azzor" Airport      
   
Friday 30th November 2012
Syrian Air Force
MiG-23     Claimed shot down by FSA over Damascus about 1km from Damascus national airport     KM-1
Friday 30th November 2012
Syrian Air Force
MiG-23     Claimed shot down by FSA over Damascus in "Al-dumair"     KM-1
   
Saturday 1st December 2012 Salah AL-Din battalion has successfully taken down a MIG plane belonging to Assad's military forces in AL-Gota AL-Sharqeya in Damascus countryside this afternoon 1/12/2012

Syrian Air Force
MiG-23     Claimed shot down by FSA over Damascus in "Al-ghouta" near the airport street while striking "Ylda" & "Babilla"     KM-1
Saturday 1st December 2012
Syrian Air Force
MiG-23     Claimed shot down by FSA over idleb "Al-mliha" the jet crashed in "Jourmana"     KM-1
Saturday 1st December 2012
Syrian Air Force
Mig-??     Claimed shot down by the FSA over "Hama" between "Maar Dybseh" and "Ghamhaneh" Pilot "Aal Kanaan"
from "Wadi Al-yoon"
Killed.
Body taken to  Hama National Hospital
   
Saturday 1st December 2012
Syrian Air Force
Fighter aircraft probably MiG-23     Destroyed on ground  in "Dair Azzor" Airport      
Saturday 1st December 2012
Syrian Air Force
2 helicopters     Destroyed on ground  in "Dair Azzor" Airport      
  Two further videos of Claimed Syrian pilot's have been shown on the internet.
They are believed to have been the pilots of two of the MiG-23s mentioned above.

Further details when available
Linking them to the above losses appreciated
See below

          Aircraft shot down south of Aleppo Colonel Mohammed Radwan
killed
The image of the dead pilot is not being shown on this web site  
       
 
Plane shot down south of Aleppo Major Hussain Musalem
captured
 
   
Monday 3rd December 2012
Syrian Air Force
??     Claimed shot down by the FSA over damascus west "Al-doumair" near "Al-gouta" No details of pilot    
Monday 3rd December 2012
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Claimed shot down by the FSA over "Dair Azzor" No details of pilot    
   
Tuesday 4th December 2012
Syrian Air Force
Helicopter     Claimed shot down by the FSA WHERE ? All 12 on board killed    
   
Wednesday 5th December 2012
Syrian Air Force
Mig-23     Claimed shot down by the FSA using missile over Aleppo suburb     KM-1
Wednesday 5th December 2012
Syrian Air Force
Mig-??     Claimed shot down by the FSA over  Damascus in "Al-ghouta"      
Wednesday 5th December 2012
Syrian Air Force
Helicopter     Claimed shot down by the FSA over Al-mazzeh Air Port in Damascus      
Wednesday 5th December 2012
Syrian Air Force
Helicopter     Claimed shot down by the FSA over Dair Azzor Air Port      
Wednesday 5th December 2012
The FSA published that all the four captured crew on "Monday 12th November 2012" military helicopter were released after taken obligations from them to not participate in any action against "FSA".
Wednesday 5th December 2012
Syrian Air Force
Mig-??     Claimed destroyed on the ground at "Al-shouairat" Air Base killing the pilot      
Colonel Doreed
killed
1st Lieutenant
Shoa'a Al-ahmad

killed
 
   
Friday 7th December 2012
Syrian Air Force
helicopter     Claimed destroyed by the FSA during takeoff from "Dair Azzor" Air port, Dair Azzor      
   
Saturday 8th December 2012
Syrian Air Force
helicopter     Claimed shot down by the FSA over "Aqraba", Damascus      
Saturday 8th December 2012
Syrian Air Force
helicopter     Claimed shot down by the FSA over "Al-domair"-"Um othin", Damascus.      
Saturday 8th December 2012
Syrian Air Force
Mig-23     Claimed shot down by the FSA over Damascus  suburb "Modar Al-omar"
killed
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Sunday 9th December 2012
Syrian Air Force
helicopter     Claimed shot down by the FSA over "Al-shaikh solaiman", Aleppo.      
Sunday 9th December 2012
Syrian Air Force
mig-??     Claimed shot down by the FSA over down town, Homs.      
   
Wednesday 26th December 2012
Syrian Air Force
3 Helicopters [?]
confirm
  Minagh [Menagh]  Air Base, Allepo suburb Destroyed on ground by FSA forces      
Wednesday 26th December 2012
Syrian Air Force
1 Helicopter   "Al Mazzeh" Air Port, Damascus Claimed shot down by FSA over Damascus "Al Mazzeh" Air Port. Eye witnesses said that the fire still burning inside air port at 10:00pm local time      
Wednesday 26th December 2012
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Claimed shot down by FSA in Hama "Koufr Zaita" No crew details    
   
                 
Sunday 30th December 2012
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Claimed shot down over the suburb of "Al Madeeq" Castle, Hama. pilot
??
   
   
Notes  
  The FSA captured two pilots while they heading to "Bili" Air Base in Damascus suburb by car on the road:
1. Colonel Abdoullah Rzzoq
2. Colonel Mohammad Yaser Hallalo
   
 January 2013

DATE ???

 


Syrian Air Force
Mi-17     Claim - FSA shot down helicopter over "Kouairus" Air Base in Allepo, were the flames were seen inside the Air Base.
[On line video claims to show this]
     
Tuesday 1st January 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Claimed shot down over Daraa in "Bossar Al Hareer"      
Tuesday 1st January 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG-21     Claimed shot down over Damascas "Shabaa"      
   
Wednesday 2nd January 2013
Syrian Air Force
Su-??     Claimed shot down over Dier Azzor      
Wednesday 2nd January 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??    "Taftanaz" Air Base in Idlib Claimed shot down over air base using SAMs when the Syrian Air Force attacked FSA who are trying to take over the air base      
Helicopter  
Helicopter  
Helicopter  
   
Thursday 3rd January 2013
Syrian Air Force
Aircraft   "Taftanaz" Air Base in Idlib Claimed destroyed while landing, smoke seen from the plane over Dier Azzor      
   
Friday 4th January 2013
also reported as Saturday 5th at 08:30

Syrian Air Force
MiG-23   Defected to Turkey Entered Turkish air space escorted by Turkish Air Force F-16s over Allepo "Aazaz" and landed in, Adana, Turkey
[also seen as
Azna Air Base ?]
??    
Some sources are disputing the defection while others are saying that the MiG-23 was escorted by F-4 Phantoms
Further details appreciated
   
Saturday 5th January 2013
Syrian Air Force
5 planes on ground   "Kouairus" Air Base FSA used heavy canon and the aircraft were destroyed or damaged beyond repair      
   
Monday 7th January 2013
Syrian Air Force
Mi-17     Claimed shot down by FSA over Idlip "Taftanaz" Air Base      
   
Monday 7th January 2013
Syrian Air Force
      Defected from Syrian Air Force pilot Colonel Ibrahim Salameh from Allepo "Menagh" Air Base  
      Defected from Syrian Air Force Brigadier General Khalid Barakat Recon Squadron Leader from Allepo "Menagh" Air Base  
      Captured  Lieutenant Colonel Husam Mohammed Dalati Played a key role in transport and distribution of ammunition from Damascus International Air Port to other Air Bases all over syria  
   
Tuesday 8th January 2013
Syrian Air Force
Cargo jet     Aircraft transporting ammunition from Iran to Syria. Claimed shot down by FSA over Dier Azzor Air Base, flames were be seen from the plane engine while it try to land pic    
Tuesday 8th January 2013
Syrian Air Force
Mi-17     Claimed shot down by FSA over Idlip "Taftanaz" Air Base      
   
Wednesday 9th January 2013
FSA
Helicopter taken from one of the Air Bases used to transport human Aid (medicine, food) to disaster areas,
the duration of this flight was 2 hours but exact location was not revealed
   
Thursday 10th January 2013

-

Friday 11th January 2013

Syrian Air Force
Taftanaz airbase, northern Idlib province FSA take control over Idlib "Taftanaz" Air Base the largest Heli port in northern area and the 2nd in Syria. The vice leader were killed and 25 pilot captured in operation on 10-01-2013.
Airbase taken over  at 11:00 am (09:00 GMT) by Syrian opposition fighters after days of fighting. Government forces had evacuated many of the 60 helicopters to  the nearby Mastuma camp and the neighbouring town of Fuaa [needs confirmation] but left behind about 20 that were damaged
Friday 11th January 2013
Syrian Air Force
Aircraft     Claimed shot down over "Al Mlaiha" by FSA      
Friday 11th January 2013
Syrian Air Force
Mil Mi-8     Claimed destroyed when it tried to take off from Taftanaz" Air Base in Idlib.
Some on line videos claim to show two bodies in the wreckage
     
   
Saturday 12th January 2013
Syrian Air Force
helicopter gunship     claimed shot down in Damascus      
   
Sunday 13th January 2013
Syrian Air Force
Iranian Cargo Aircraft      Claimed hit Iranian's cargo plane while attempting to land at Aleppo International Air Port      
Sunday 13th January 2013
Syrian Air Force
Fighter     Claimed shot down over Dier Azzor      
Sunday 13th January 2013
Syrian Air Force
Fighter     Claimed shot down over "Ras Al-Ayn" in Al-Hasakeh district      
Sunday 13th January 2013
Syrian Air Force
Helicopter     Claimed hit over "Kouairus" Air Base in Allepo and forced to make an emergency landing.      
  Some reports are stating 4 fighter planes and one helicopter shot down today!
   
Tuesday 15th January 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG-23 [?]     Claimed shot down over "Kofor Zaita" in Hama district      
   
Wednesday 16th January 2013
Syrian Air Force
Fighter     Claimed shot down over "Talbeeseh" in Homos district      
Wednesday 16th January 2013
Syrian Air Force
Fighter     Claimed shot down  over "Domair" in Damascus      
Wednesday 16th January 2013
Syrian Air Force
Fighter     Claimed shot down over "Domair" in Damascus      
   
Thursday 17th January 2013
Syrian Air Force
Helicopter     Claimed shot down  over "Al-Mazzeh" Air Base in Damascus suburb      
   
Saturday 19th January 2013
Syrian Air Force
Mig-23     Claimed shot down  over "Al-goutah" in Damascus suburb pic    
Saturday 19th January 2013
Syrian Air Force
According to Al-Arabiya News Channel a Syrian Pilot flying Mig-?? were bombed three Assad regime locations (Republican Guard and the 4th battalion) causing casualties. No confirmation whether this was by mistake or a defection from the Syrian Air Force. Some in the FSAare claiming this as a defection
   
Monday 21st January 2013
Syrian Air Force
Mi-8     Claimed shot down near "Kouairus" Air Base in Allepo      
   
Thursday 24th January 2013
Syrian Air Force
Mi-17     Claimed shot down by FSA over "Jesir aassan" in Allepo using Heavy guns (14.5 mm) Pilot ID recovered by FSA identified the pilot was
from "Al-Adgyeh" district
   
   
Saturday 26th January 2013
Syrian Air Force
Pilot flying fighter jet made an air raid on regime supporters, were the video filmed by regime supporter didn't expected that this Syrian Air Force Pilot will do this to them. no further info about the pilot or the plane.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c8T7JXaHv0

   
Sunday 27th January 2013
Syrian Air Force
Colonel pilot Salah al-Deen Mahmoud al-Bytar
captured by FSA in al-tal city
   
Saturday 2nd February 2013
Syrian Air Force
Warplane     Claimed shot down      
Saturday 2nd February 2013
Syrian Air Force
Warplane     Claimed shot down      
   
Sunday 3rd February 2013
Syrian Air Force
Warplane     Claimed shot down      
Sunday 3rd February 2013
Syrian Air Force
Warplane     Claimed shot down      
Sunday 3rd February 2013
Syrian Air Force
Warplane     Claimed shot down      
   
Monday 4th February 2013
Syrian Air Force
Warplane     Claimed shot down
IS THIS ONE OF THE CLAIMS FOR THE 3rd FEB ??
     
   
Tuesday 12th February 2013
Syrian Air Force
      Rebels captured fighter jets and seized control of Jarah airbase in the suburb of Aleppo      
Thursday 14th February 2013
Syrian Air Force
Warplane     Claimed shot down by heavy machine gun fire over the north-western province of Idlib      
Thursday 14th February 2013
Syrian Air Force
Warplane     Claimed shot down by heavy machine gun fire over the north-western province of Idlib      
Thursday 14th February 2013
Syrian Air Force
Helicopter     Claimed shot down in Aleppo      
   
Wednesday 20th February 2013
Syrian Air Force
Warplane
Su-22 ??
    Claimed shot down outside the town of Hammuriyeh, Damascus      
   
Saturday 23rd February 2013
Syrian Air Force
helicopter gunships     Claimed shot down in Aleppo      
Saturday 23rd February 2013
Syrian Air Force
helicopter gunships     Claimed shot down in Aleppo      
   
Monday 25th February 2013
Syrian Air Force
Helicopter     Claimed shot down near at Menagh airport, Aleppo      
   
Friday 1st  March 2013
Syrian Air Force
Warplane     Claimed shot down a MiG-??      
Saturday 2nd  March 2013
Syrian Air Force
Helicopter     Claimed shot down over Aleppo by FSA while flying to Menagh Airport      
   
Sunday 3rd March 2013
Syrian Air Force
Helicopter     Claimed shot down over Aleppo by FSA      
   
Tuesday 5th March 2013
Syrian Air Force
Helicopter     Claimed shot down over Aleppo by FSA      
   
Wednesday 6th March 2013
Syrian Air Force
Helicopter     Claimed shot down over Aleppo by FSA      
   
Sunday 3rd March 2013
Syrian Air Force
Helicopter     Claimed shot down over Aleppo by FSA      
   
Monday 11th March 2013
Syrian Air Force
Aircraft
MiG ??
    Claimed shot down west of Raqqah      
   
Thursday 14th March 2013
Syrian Air Force
Mi-8/17 helicopter     Claimed shot down by FSA      
Thursday 14th March 2013
Syrian Air Force
Mi-8/17 helicopter     Claimed shot down by FSA      
   
Sunday 17th March 2013
Syrian Air Force
Aircraft     Claimed shot down  in Aleppo Khanasser countryside by the Aqsa Brigade      
   
Monday 18th March 2013
Syrian Air Force
Helicopter     Claimed shot down over Aleppo by FSA near Mengagh Airport      
Monday 18th March 2013
Syrian Air Force
Helicopter     Claimed shot down over Aleppo by FSA near Khan      
   
Friday 29th March 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG-21     Claimed shot down over Khan Sheeh camp and Darkhabyeh by FSA      
Friday 29th March 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Claimed shot down with thermal missile over Deir Ezzor, Bukamal during the liberation of Kom by FSA      
Friday 29th March 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Claimed shot down over Idlib, Jabal Zawyeh by FSA while it was attacking  Serjeh village      
     Confusing reports of losses claimed on the 6th April. Help appreciated to clarify the claims
Saturday 6th April 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Claimed shot down over Mashaa’ al-Arb’een in Damascus Rif by FSA.      
??
wounded / killed ??
??
killed
 
  There are reports that Pilot Lt. Col. Aasef Sulaiman was killed after his warplane was downed today and he parachuted to the ground. He was from Joufeen village in Qadmos.
Is he one of the pilots from the above aircraft ???
Saturday 6th April 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Claimed shot down onto farmland at Hama, near Zain by FSA      
??
ejected
??
ejected
 
   
Saturday 6th April 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Claimed shot down over Haysh, Idlib by FSA      
   
Saturday 6th April 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Claimed shot down over Hama, in the northern part of al-Sawa’eq neighborhood by FSA      
??
ejected
missing

??
ejected
escaped to the military base in Zain al-Abdeen Mountain
 
   
Saturday 6th April 2013
Syrian Air Force
aircraft     Unconfirmed claim shot down Eastern Hama, between Salamieh and Barri village      
   
Saturday 6th April 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG     Claimed shot down by Farouq Battalions in northen suburbs of Hama      
   
   
Tuesday 9th April 2013
Syrian Air Force
Helicopter MIL ??     Claimed shot down while landing at Deir Ezzor Military Airport by FSA      
   
Thursday 11th April 2013
Syrian Air Force
      Claimed shot down over Idlib by FSA      
Thursday 11th April 2013
Syrian Air Force
MIL Mi-17     Claimed shot down North of Maarat Nouman      
Thursday 11th April 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Claimed estroyed at Deir Ezzor military airport      
Thursday 11th April 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Claimed estroyed at Deir Ezzor military airport      
Thursday 11th April 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Claimed estroyed at Deir Ezzor military airport      
Thursday 11th April 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Claimed destroyed at Deir Ezzor military airport      
   
Friday 12th April 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Claimed Marj Sultan, near Damascus      
   
Monday 15th April 2013
Syrian Air Force
Mil Mi     Destroyed while  in flight at Tabaqa Military Airport, Raqqa      
   
Tuesday 16th April 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG-21     Claimed shot down over Mansoura in Raqqa      
   
Friday 19th April 2013
Syrian Air Force
Ilyushin IL-76 ?     Claimed destroyed on ground at Deir Ezzor Military Airport      
   
Sunday 21st April 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG     Claimed shot down in Atebah, Damascus Suburbs.      
   
Sunday 28th April 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG     Claimed shot down over Abu Dahour Airport      
Sunday 28th April 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG Illyushin   Claimed shot down by Sous battalion over Hama      
   
 

The majority of the claims do not give details relating to the fate of pilots and aircrew. Further details appreciated.

Saturday 4th May 2013 Reported - Aleppo: Soumer Alsaeed defected from Meneg Military Airport after he had killed 9 regime pilots and the Head Commander of the Airport Salim Mahmoud before his leaving and joining the FSA
   
Sunday 5th May 2013
Syrian Air Force
Helicopter     Claimed shot down by FSA in Deir Ezzor western neighborhoods, killing eight pilots, including three officers      
   
Wednesday 8th May 2013
Syrian Air Force
Warplane ??      Claimed shot down warplane near the city of Tal Refaat while it was striking around Mangh Military Airport      
   
Friday 17th May 2013
Syrian Air Force
      Claimed shot down by FSA  over Abu Alduhur Airport.      
   
Saturday 18th May 2013
Syrian Air Force
      Claimed shot down by FSA  over  Abu Thohour Military Airport, Idlib'      
   
Tuesday 21st May 2013
Syrian Air Force
Mil Mi-8      Claimed destroyed by FSA inside Menegh Military Airport, Aleppo    
   
Tuesday 28th May 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG     Claimed shot down by FSAt in Thneibeh area west of Salamyeh city between Ezeddin and Salamyeh city Pilot
ejected
in Thneibeh area
   
   
Wednesday 29th May 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG     Claimed shot down by FSA at Maarat AL Numan, Hama.      

Is this the claim for the 28th - reported a second time ???

   
30th May 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG            

This appears to be the same MiG as reported for the 28th and 29th June

Saturday 1st June 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG
[one source MiG22 (sic)?  possibly Su-22]
    Claimed shot down by FSA over Zamalka, Damascus. Aircraft crashed at Harasta      
   
3rd June 2013
Syrian Air Force
Mig22 [sic]     Claimed shot down by FSA over Alqousair      

This seems to be the same claim as the loss on the 1st June 2013

   
Saturday 22nd June 2012
Syrian Air Force
MiG     Claimed shot down by FSA at Nasrieh Military Airport      
   
Tuesday 30th July 2013
Syrian Air Force
Mil MI-17     Claimed shot down by the FSA in Algouta Alsharqiah (Rural Damascus)      
     
Pilot Colonel Nizar Ghanem
killed
Pilot Captain Wassim Rageb
killed
Mechanical Captain Qasi Haidar
killed
   
Friday 2nd August 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Claimed shot down by FSA in Krak des chevaliers west of Homs      
   
Thursday 15 August 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Claimed shot down by FSA near Khalkha Military Airport      
   
Wednesday 21st August 2013
Syrian Air Force
Helicopter     Claimed shot down by Liwa al-Islam with OSA system in Eastern Ghouta, Damascus      
   
Monday 2nd September 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Crashed at Deir al-Zor. Not clear whether it was shot down or a technical dailure      
   
Saturday 7th September 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Claimed shot down by FSA in ma'arrat al-numan      
  Another MiG loss has been reported for the 8th September however it is thought that this is the loss for the 7th.
Another for a MiG
shot down at Ma’aloula and crashing on the mountain
Also another MiG reported shot down on the 11th
over over Suraqeb
FEEDBACK APPRECIATED
   
Sunday 8th September 2013
Syrian Air Force
MIL Mi-17     Claimed shot down by FSA in Idlib Province, over Jabal al-Zawiya It has been reported that 16 on board killed    
   
Monday 16th September 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Claimed shot down by FSA near Ain Beida in the Jisr al Shughur region of Idlib province Pilot
ejected
reported captured
 
  MiG
Monday 16th September 2013
14:27

Syrian Air Force
MIL Mi-17     Violated Turkish air space. Reported shot down by Turkish F-16 400 metres from the Turkish border, in the Güveççi area of Yaylada Two crew reprted captured.
[reports say they ejected [sic] did they bail out??
   
   
Sunday 6th October 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Claimed shot down by FSA near Mardas      
   
Saturday 16th November 2013
Syrian Air Force
MIL Mi-17   Nairab military airbase Hit by guided missile within the base      
Saturday 16th November 2013
Syrian Air Force
MIL Mi-17   Nairab military airbase Second helo hit by guided missile within the base      
   
Saturday 16th November 2013
Syrian Air Force
MIL Mi-17    Al-Tabakah Air Base Claimed shot down at Raqqa near air base Claimed to be six casualties    
   
Monday 25th November 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG, possibly Su-24     Claimed shot down near Qalamoun, near Nabek Pilot believed to have ejected    
   
Thursday 28th November 2013
Syrian Air Force
MIG-23     Claimed shot down near Dumeir air base      
   
Thursday 28th November 2013
Syrian Air Force
MIG-23     Claimed shot down near al-Nasseriya air port      
   
Thursday 28th November 2013
Syrian Air Force
Mil-     Claimed shot down in Gouta      
   
Friday 13th December 2013
Syrian Air Force
Sukhoi     Claimed damaged by rebel fire near Dumair Military Airport during landing Squadron Leader Husein Ibrahim Asoura
killed
   
   
Sunday 29th December 2013
Syrian Air Force
MiG ???      Claimed shot down by rebel fire during an airstrike in Ashafra and Aarnoushe villages      
   
   
Friday 3rd January 2014
Syrian Air Force
MiG ???     Claimed shot down by FSA near Qalat Al Hosn      
   
Saturday 11th January 2014
Syrian Air Force
MiG-23     Claimed shot down by FSA at Deir Ezzor Military Airport      
Saturday 11th January 2014
Syrian Air Force
Mil Mi-??     Claimed shot down by FSA at Deir Ezzor Military Airport      
   
Thursday 16th January 2014
Syrian Air Force
Mil Mi-17     Claimed shot down by FSA at Darayya in Rif Damascus. 6 on board
4 killed
   
           
?? ?? Colonel ??
killed
Lieutenant Colonel ??
killed
Fist Lieutenant ??
killed
Sergeant ??
killed
   
Saturday 1st March 2014
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Claimed shot down by FSA over Danha depots, AlQalamon      
   
Sunday 23rd March 2014

Syrian Air Force
MiG-23     Shot down by Turkish F-16 after it had entered Turkish airspace at Yayladagi, east of the Kasab border crossing. Crashed in Latakia about 1300 metres inside Syrian territory Pilot
ejected
 
KM-1
   
Sunday 30th March 2014
Syrian Air Force
Mil     Claimed shot down by FSA  near Tayfur Airport.      
   
Monday 7th April 2014
Syrian Air Force
MiG     Claimed shot down by FSA  near the Hakmi school in the Rashidin neighbourhood.      
   
Wednesday 9th April 2014
Syrian Air Force
Drone     Claimed shot down by FSA near Al Qalamon      
   
Saturday 12th April 2014
Syrian Air Force
MiG     Claimed shot down by FSA over Aleppo, Western Rif.      
   
Thursday 24th April 2014
Syrian Air Force
Sukhoi     Claimed shot down by FSA  in al-Qalamoun over al-Dumayr military airport      
Thursday 24th April 2014
Syrian Air Force
Sukhoi     Claimed shot down by FSA in al-Qalamoun. Made ​​an emergency landing at the Nasiriyah airport before it exploded      
   
Saturday 26th April 2014
16:00

Syrian Air Force
Sukhoi 22[?]     FSA reported aircraft crashed while shelling the city of Aleppo. Did the pilot eject??
Video on internet shows 'something' descending on white parachute.
   
   
Sunday 4th May 2014
Syrian Air Force
MiG-23     Claimed shot down by FSA in Zowar area, northern suburbs, Hama      
Sunday 4th May 2014
Syrian Air Force
MiG-??     Claimed destroyed by FSA at Sean Military Airport      
   
Tuesday 6th May 2014
Syrian Air Force
MiG-23     Claimed shot down by FSA in Hama IS THIS THE SAME LOSS AS REPORTED FOR 4th May 2014?    
   
Wednesday 7th May 2014
Syrian Air Force
???     Claimed shot down by FSA in Hama IS THIS THE SAME LOSS AS REPORTED FOR 4th May 2014?    
   
   
Friday 1st August 2014

Syrian Air Force
Fighter
type needs determining
    Crashed in al-Qalamoun, Damascus.
Details needed
Pilot
ejected
  ??
   
 

Interesting analysis article - The Destruction Of The Syrian Air Force

HELP APPRECIATED


Claims made by forces opposed to the Government of President Assad and news agencies from many countries.
Confirmation is not yet possible. There is a lot of confusion with the claims.
There are many videos on the internet claiming to show Syrian Air Force helicopters and aircraft being brought down or damaged. Some show dates - these could be the date of the video or when the video was uploaded.
Clearly some of the videos show downed fighter jets and helicopters. Not so clear are the exact dates or crew details.
The "generic" terms of warpalne to mean either a helicopter or a fighter jet create a lot of confusion. Also most fighter jets are referred to as MiGs, even though some are clearly Sukhoi.
The above listing is compiled with a cautionary note that more confirmation is required.
Input appreciated to help clarify the situation.
 

   
Sources The information in this listing has been obtained from public domain sources and emails from site visitors.
  The first major announcement on Syrian Government air losses stated
"According to the Syrian Revolution General Commission (SRGC) since the conflict began the Syrian Military have
lost 37 helicopters, and 24 Mig, Sukhoi fighter and training jets.
40 aircraft were shot down, and 21 were destroyed in FSA attacks on military airport bases
."

Since then there have been many more claims and online videos showing the destruction of aircraft and helicopters.
The following list is an attempt to document these claims and actual losses.

Confirmation of these figures is difficult. Many video clips shown on the internet cannot be accurately dated or verified.
The losses below all need further clarification.
Please contact me if you can help improve the accuracy of the information.
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Dates, Times, Locations, Aircraft, Crew Names etc.]


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