This video and this video give us a look at the attack on Abu ad Duhur.
Abu ad Duhur airbase is home to 678 Squadron operating the MiG-23MS and an unknown squadron with MiG-21's. The airbase is 9,900 feet long and has 20 HAS's(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 it didn't move a single inch since March last year!
|Location of the MiG-23MS in Abu ad Duhur|
|The MiG-23MS moments before being targeted by a Metis-M|
|Damage done by the Metis-M fired in March 2012|
|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-23UB's
This post will be updated as soon as there are more videos from the capture of Abu ad Duhur.
Special thanks to Mads Dahl