Syrian army air attacks kill at least 28 in northwest: Observatory

Ashley Carr
February 4, 2018

In a rare incident, A Russian Su-25 fighter jet was shot down by Syrian rebels and the pilot was killed.

The pilot onboard, who ejected successfully was reportedly killed by rebels on ground.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Russian pilot was dead but had no immediate further details.

Jaish al-Nasr, a faction in the Free Syrian Army, released footage of the Su-25 getting shot down, and more video has appeared of the wreckage.

A picture taken on February 3, 2018, shows a Rebel fighter taking a picture of a downed Sukhoi-25 fighter jet in Syria's northwest province of Idlib.

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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 downing of the plane came as Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air support and Iranian infantry, have intensified their offensive in Idlib, one of the last rebel-held bastions in Syria. "I don't have the evidence, what I am saying is, that other groups on the ground, NGOs, fighters on the ground, have said that sarin has been used, so we are looking for evidence", Mattis said. "This plane was also carrying out raids there".

The Ibaa News Agency of the al-Qaida-linked Levant Liberation Committee, said Russian and Syrian warplanes and helicopter gunships have been pounding Saraqeb and the village of Tel Mardeekh in Idlib since the early hours of Saturday.

The SU-34 Fullback was first deployed to Syria 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. Videos online showed militants surrounding the body of a man they said was Russian.

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