Syrian opposition of the Army of Islam said that Russian troops in Syria lost the third plane that was shot down by the opposition fighters, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the publication of Albawaba.
“The Syrian rebel group of Army of Islam says its fighters shot down a Russian warplane outside Damascus on Monday,” – said in a statement.
The video allegedly shows the moment of jet’s explosion, whose pilot ejected himself. Soldiers of Army of Islam said that they captured the Russian pilot. This information has not been officially confirmed yet.
Journalist of the Turkish edition Quasioun News in Huta, where the plane was allegedly shot down, reports that the plane exploded and the place of his fall is not known yet.
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There were two reports from the first days of the bombing in Syria, that Russian jet were shot down. The first report of the downed Su-24 appeared on 1 October. The next day it became known that the Russian army lost SU-25.
Meanwhile, Syrian rebels fighting against President Bashar Assad, in a joint statement called on regional countries to form an alliance against Russia and Iran.