Russian Fighter Jet Shot Down in Syria

New report warns of anti-aircraft weapons in hands of Syrian Islamist armed groups.

Moscow, MINA – A Russian military aircraft Su-25 has been shot down in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province on Saturday, Anadolu Agency reported, citing the country’s Ministry of Defense in a statement.

“The pilot managed to report the ejection in the area controlled by the militants of Jabhat al-Nusra, but later he died fighting the terrorists,” the Russian ministry statement said.

According to preliminary information, it added, the plane was shot down by a portable air defense missile system.

Russia and Turkey are making efforts to rescue the body of the Russian pilot, the ministry added. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)

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