ISIS Captures Two Turkish Leopard 2A4 tanks.

Numerous sources are reporting that ISIS has captured two Leopard 2A4 tanks belonging to the Turkish Army.  Defense-blog.com has posted pictures of the tanks, which fell victim to ISIS after a failed offensive by Turkish troops near Al-Bab in Syria.

From Defense-blog.com:

wkhzzp69cgy-696x392Clashes between Turkish-backed Syrian rebels and Islamic State militants intensified around the northern Syrian town of al-Bab on Wednesday, killing 14 Turkish soldiers and 138 jihadists, the army said.

The fighting, in which 33 Turkish soldiers were also wounded, is some of the deadliest yet in Turkey’s nearly four-month-old “Euphrates Shield” operation in northern Syria.

Earlier ISIS propagandists have released pictures of the strikes on Turkish Leopard-2 main battle tanks in Syria.

German-made Leopard 2A4 tanks operated by the Turkish Armed Forces have been deployed to Syria for the first time since the start of Turkey’s Euphrates Shield incursion.

This follows a post from Defense-blog.com from last week reporting about two Turkish Leopard 2 tanks destroyed by ISIS ATGM teams.

5f7e74b0cde0Dec 14, 2016 – ISIS propagandists have released pictures of the strikes on Turkish Leopard-2 main battle tanks in Syria.

ISIS has targeted two Turkish Leopard 2A4s near Syria’s northern city of Al-Bab, making it the third anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) strike on Turkish Leopards in two days. Military experts believe that the tanks were hit with the Soviet-produced Fagot or Konkurs anti-tank guided missile system.

Earlier, Turkish troops in Syria, have lost the Leopard 2A4 tank, which was hit by an antitank guided weapons system near of Al-Bab. As a result of the missile hit, four armor crewmen were wounded.

German-made Leopard 2A4 tanks operated by the Turkish Armed Forces have been deployed to Syria for the first time since the start of Turkey’s Euphrates Shield incursion.

The quantity of deployed Leopard 2A4s could be estimated at around 50 tanks.

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