Taftanaz Military Airbase

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Taftanaz Air Base

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Airport typeMilitary
OwnerSyrian Air Force
OperatorTurkish Air Force
LocationTaftanaz, Idlib Governorate
In use1940-present
Elevation AMSL1,027 ft / 313 m
Coordinates35°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
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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 Armed Forces 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]

On 6 February 2020, the Turkish Armed Forces constructed a military installation on the premises of the airbase, as Syrian Government forces advanced toward it during the 2020 Northwestern Syria offensive.[3] It was targeted with airstrikes by the Syrian Air Force just hours after being constructed.[4]

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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.
  3. ^ "Turkish forces install new military post in Taftanaz military airbase". Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  4. ^ "بعد ساعات من تثبيت القوات التركية نقطة بداخله.. طائرات النظام الحربية تستهدف مطار تفتناز العسكري". Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Retrieved 6 February 2020.

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