Published on 11 Jul 2012 by addouniaEnglish
The Syrian Armed Forces on Tuesday continued military exercises for the fourth consecutive day with the participation of units from the air force formations which conducted a tactical operational project with live fire simulating real battle conditions.
Fighter aircrafts performed the tasks of repelling virtual counter air strikes in the project, while bombing aircrafts took part in carrying out the tasks of fire impacting and destroying hostile targets, with attack helicopters providing fire support to the forces.
The project included an airdrop behind proposed enemy lines in which the Special Armed Forces members were able to take control of the specified area at the right time with great efficiency and high combat spirit.
Transport aircrafts successfully conducted a cargo airdrop operation, in which healthcare vehicles and medically-equipped helicopters participated in evacuation and first aid tasks on battleground.
Chief of General Staff of the Army and the Armed Forces, Gen. `Fahd Jassem al-Freij, attended the exercises, accompanied by a number of senior General Command officers.
Gen. al-Freij praised the high morale of the Air Defense Forces and their successful performance at all the stages of the project.
He stressed that there is no need to fear for Syria as long as it has such men who have devoted themselves to defending the homeland and its air, sea and land.