Photos from Taftanaz Airbase SyAAF Helicopters, Syria – overrun by jihadist during 2013.

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.

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.

source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taftanaz_Military_Airbase; http://luftwaffeas.blogspot.rs/