VIDEO shows precision strike on militants that downed Russian jet in Syria

VIDEO shows precision strike on militants that downed Russian jet in Syria

VIDEO shows precision strike on militants that downed Russian jet in Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime recently resumed airstrikes on rebel-held areas such as Idlib province, prompting tens of thousands of civilians to flee their homes, according to United Nations officials.

Another video then shows jubilant rebels celebrating as the wreckage burns on the ground, sending a huge plume of black smoke into the air. The pilot reported that he had ejected by parachute, and he was later killed on the ground. One social media video posting showed a body said to be that of the pilot.

Massive high-precision weapons strikes have been delivered at targets in the area, from which a missile from the man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS) was launched to bring down the Russian Su-25 fighter jet, 30 militants of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (banned in Russia) have been killed, Russia's Defense Ministry said on Saturday. The pilot was killed while fighting against terrorists.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the pilot was alive when he landed - but was killed after resisting capture by militants. One of the armed men shouts: "He is Russian".

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

Russian Federation has fought alongside its Syrian allies and targeted rebels in the area. "This plane was also carrying out raids there".


At least five civilians were killed in the bombing of rebel-held Saraqeb city on Saturday, which residents blamed on Russian jets.

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

It agreed on the creation of a commission to discuss the country's post-war constitution.

Rebels said the downed warplane had taken part in strikes that targeted civilian convoys fleeing along a major Syrian highway from villages that the army and foreign militias had overrun.

A copy of the final statement did not mention the fate of Moscow's ally President Bashar al-Assad.

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