Russian Fighter Jet Shot Down in Rebel-Held Syria and Pilot Captured

Russian Fighter Jet Shot Down in Rebel-Held Syria and Pilot Captured

According to several Syrian reports, the pilot was captured by a local terrorist group whose members then executed him, though this has not been officially confirmed.

The Russian defense ministry has not commented on the reports. One of the armed men shouts: "He is Russian".

A Russian Air Force Sukhoi-25 fighter jet flying over the Syrian city of Saraqib, southwest of Aleppo.

Russian Federation is a key ally of President Bashar al-Assad, and has been waging a military campaign on behalf of his forces since 2015.

"The pilot reported on a bailout in an area controlled by rebels Jabhat Fatah al-Sham [previously known as al-Nusra Front]".

Syrian government warplanes killed seven civilians and injured dozens of internally displaced people in Aleppo as air strikes and shelling intensified across rebel-held areas in Syria.

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Russia, later carried out massive retaliatory strikes in the region which has killed no of rebels. The different Syrian sectors should shape that commission: the Government, the opposition, the civil society, the different ethnic and religious groups, women, experts on the Syrian issue and others, he said. This plane was also carrying out raids there, ' said Abdel Rahman.

A Russian warplane was shot down Saturday in Syria, according to Russian state-run news agencies.

A human rights group says the Russian plane was downed in rebel-held Idlib province, near the rebel-held town of Sarqeb, which Syrian troops have been trying to take under the cover of Russian airstrikes.

Russian air force losses have been rare since it began its Syria campaign in September 2015.

Two months later, Turkey shot down a Russian warplane, leading to the worst crisis in ties between the two countries since the end of the Cold War. In believe that we are in a significant stage in the change toward peace and should make sure that the process led by the United Nations makes progress in Geneva, in a believable and serious way, he said.

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