This video and this video give us a look at the attack on Abu ad-Duhor.
Abu ad-Duhor airbase is home to 678 Squadron operating the MiG-23MS and an unknown squadron with MiG-21s. The airbase is 9,900 feet long and has 20 HAS (Hardened Aircraft Shelters). It is unlikely that most of the planes on this base are still operational.
Both videos gives us a look at a MiG-23MS captured. You might not recognize it, but we already have seen this MiG-23MS before. The damaged plane was targeted by a Metis-M in March 2012.
The video showing the targeting of the MiG in March 2012
Because it was not parked inside the HAS we can assume it was already derelict and used as a decoy. Apparently the plane continued its role as decoy and didn't move an inch since March last year!
|Location of the MiG-23MS in Abu ad-Duhor|
|The MiG-23MS moments before being targeted by a Metis-M|
|Damage done by the Metis-M fired in March 2012|
|The MiG-23 graveyard. Confirming that most of the planes on this base were already inactive.|
MiG-23MS captured by the FSA (1)
MiG-23MS captured by the FSA (2)
Video showing the targeting of the MiG in March 2012
Monitoring of the airbase showing MiG-23MS and MiG-23UBs
Special thanks to Mads Dahl