Turkey’s extensive deployment of armed drones in its fight against Syrian regime forces in Idlib province has put forward a “new military doctrine in the world,” said a defense expert.

“For the first time in the world, drones were used as the primary element in air strikes during Turkey’s Operation Spring Shield,” said Bahri Mert Demirel, a defense industry expert in Turkey.

The use of drones in Syria in this manner “has put forward a new military doctrine not only in Turkey but also in the world’s literature on warfare,” he told Anadolu Agency.

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