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I can't verify this claim in any way but @withinsyriablog claims that the following four ATGM strikes (in the twitter thread) including that posted by you are all against the very same T-72 Adra tank. 

 

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Today in the morning TSK started MLRS fire on SAA as a support for the planned SNA counter offensive. The outgoing fire can be seen for example on this video. The planned counter offensive was however halted by the following incident. 

 

 

SAA reacted by heavy artillery and MLRS strike on the new Turkish stronghold in the Taftanaz airbase. According to the Turskish MOD six TSK soldiers died and others were wounded (officially four but most likely more). Most probably a number of SNA fighters was killed and wounded too.

 

After that Turkish MOD went full Baghdad Bob:

 

Meanwhile the talks between the Russians and the Turks allegedly failed. The offensive of SAA will most probably continue but it's hard to predict what Turkey will do now. IMHO they don't have much choice. I don't think that a full-scale war with Syria is an option even for Erdogan but deterrence clearly doesn't work at all. By the way VKS airstrikes didn't stop during the talks. 

 

Today SAA didn't stop its advance but turned westwards and captured Kafr Aleppo. Map from @civilwarmap. 

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Also some images from February 3rd SAA strike on TSK (7 TSK soldiers + 1 contractor KIA) emerged including a fully burnt Sabra tank. 

 

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3 hours ago, N-L-M said:

@LoooSeR lel a M-60T did indeed get whacked, but not like we expected

:anticipation:

   Well, not exactly unexpected, we have Ukraine as an example of tanks getting shwacked by artillery if both sides are more than gangs of akbars and are even remotelly competent. 

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While there was a lot of hype about the jihadi counter attack (failed) and the lost SyAAF Mi-8 the really important things happend elsewhere. SAA managed a real breakthrough in western Aleppo suburbs capturing Al Rashidin 4, Khan al Asal and all areas on the eastern side of the M4 between Al Zarbeh and Al Rashidin 4. 

 

Meanwhile 25th division continued advancing west and allegedly captured Kafr Nouran (east of Kafr Aleppo) directly north of Taftanaz airbase currently serving as a TSK base. Seems that SAA is trying to force TSK to withdraw to the north while in the same time in takes a risk of being cut off. 

 

Map of south-western Aleppo from @suriyakmaps

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Some reports claim several TSK soldiers were wounded during an air raid (VKS?) on the militant gathering in Qmenas (photos posted by Looser previously). This video allegedly shows the strike. Is that ODAB bombs? Anyway since the airstrike took place on a hot frontline I think that it didn't need to target specifically TSK units but rather the militans trying to conquer Nayrab. 

 

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Scenes from Kamari, west of Aleppo, Damascus International Road, south of Aleppo, after the Syrian army took control of it.

 

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The Syrian army took control of the entire eastern side of the Aleppo - Damascus International Road from Zurba to the southwestern entrance to Aleppo, while the army units continued to move west of the road, and entered the outskirts of the important town of Khan al-Asal.

 

 

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   Erdogan demanded that Damascus withdraw troops from the Idlib zone by the end of February

According to the Turkish leader quoted by the Daily Sabah, Damascus should by this time withdraw troops in Idlib "away from our observation posts."

   The Turkish television channel TRT, in turn, cites Erdogan’s words that in Idlib, the Syrian authorities, supported by Russia and Iran, “constantly attack civilians and shed blood.”

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   The head of state noted that Turkey is determined to push the Assad regime’s forces beyond the line of observation points of the Turkish Armed Forces before the end of February, which is stipulated by the Sochi accords. For this, all necessary steps will be taken without delay, both on the ground and in the air, the president said.

 

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   More of Turkish fores in Syria. M60TMs, Firtina SPGs.

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Also, about Sultan's shittalk

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   Moscow. 12th of February. INTERFAX.RU - Turkey pledged to neutralize the terrorists in Idlib, but they continue to attack Syrian troops and Russian military facilities, which is unacceptable, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

   "The Kremlin still adheres to the Sochi accords, which impose certain obligations on the parties," he told reporters in response to a request to comment on the statements by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who accused Moscow of involvement in the attacks in Idlib

 

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