Taftanaz Military Airbase

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Taftanaz Air Base
Roundel of the Syrian Air Force.svg
IATA: noneICAO: none
Airport type Military
Owner Syrian Armed Forces
Operator Syrian Air Force
Location Taftanaz, Idlib Governorate
In use Unknown-present
Elevation AMSL 1,027 ft / 313 m
Coordinates 35°58′20″N 036°46′59″E / 35.97222°N 36.78306°E / 35.97222; 36.78306Coordinates: 35°58′20″N 036°46′59″E / 35.97222°N 36.78306°E / 35.97222; 36.78306
Taftanaz Air Base is located in Syria
Taftanaz Air Base
Taftanaz Air Base
Location in Syria
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Taftanaz Air Base is a Syrian Air Force installation located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) south of Taftanaz, Idlib Governorate and 1.8 miles (2.9 km) east of Ta'um, Idlib Governorate, Syria.

Taftanaz is a home to two squadrons of Mil-8/17 Hip helicopters.[1]

Led by jihadist fighters from the Al-Nusra Front and an Ahrar ash-Sham battalion Syrian rebels overran Taftanaz during the second week in January, 2013.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Rebels 'take control of key north Syria airbase'". BBC. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Anne Barnard (January 11, 2013). "Syrian Rebels Say They Seized Helicopter Base in the North". The New York Times. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 

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