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Pilot killed as Russian jet shot down by Syrian rebels

Syrian rebels shot down a Russian warplane for the first time on Saturday and Russia’s defence ministry said the pilot was killed as he resisted capture by jihadists.  The Su-25 was destroyed over the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib as it provided air support to pro-Assad regime forces attacking the city of Saraqeb. Video footage showed the Russian jet manoeuvring over Idlib and then a parachute emerging after it was hit.
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