A Russian Su-25 warplane was shot down above Idlib province by Syrian rebels, the first Russian fighter jet downed above Syria since 2015, and its pilot was reportedly killed. A Russian defense ministry official confirmed the plane was shot down, according to RBC. The plane is said to have been downed in a rebel-held area of north-western Syria near Maasaran in Idlib.
Video posted on social media appeared to show the plane being hit, while other video showed burning wreckage with a red star on a wing.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The body of Russian air force pilot Roman Fillipov, who was killed after his aircraft was shot down over rebel-held territory in Syria, has been returned to Russia, Russian news agencies quoted the Russian defense...
The jet was downed in Idlib in one of the country’s so-called de-escalation zones. The pilot survived the initial attack by parachuting from the plane but was killed on the ground by militia members.
AMMAN (Reuters) - Russian jets intensified their raids on rebel-held towns and cities in Syria's northern Idlib province on Sunday night, a day after rebels shot down a Russian warplane and killed its pilot.
Syrian rebels shot down a Russian warplane on Saturday and killed its pilot on the ground after he ejected from the plane, Russia’s defense ministry and Syrian rebels said. The SU-25 came down in an area of Syria’s northern Idlib pr...