DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5: 00) – US-backed rebels shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet in a desert area to the east of the capital, killing its pilot.

The downed MIG-21was conducting airstrikes against the insurgents positioned in Tal Dakwah (60 km east of Damascus) when it was shot downed by Osoud al-Sharqiyah: a US-backed rebel group fighting the Syrian Army in the Syrian Desert.

The group’s official Twitter account posted photos of the downed plane and dead pilot.

 

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Amerikkkan-Democrazy
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2017-06-05 17:15

Americans shot it down.

Chauhan Chauhan
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Chauhan Chauhan
2017-06-05 18:40

AMERICANS ARE PROVIDING MANPADDS TO SHOOT OWN JETS AND IT MEANS AMERICANS HAS VOILATED THE RULE OF WAR ENGAGMENT . NOW RUSSIA SHOULD PROVIDE MANPADS TO PRO ASSAD FIGHTERSS SO IF AMERICANS PLANE CAN BE SHOOT DOWN IN SOUTH OF SYRIA TO LIBERATE AL TANAF BORDER. SHOOT ONE US PLANE DOWN AND THEY WILL STOP CONDUCTING AIR SORTIES AGAIN SAA FIGHTERS.

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2017-06-07 09:22

ManPADS are s**t! If you have DIRCM or even flares onboard, they won’t hit anything, moreover, the ceiling is limited to 3500-5000m at best, range is no more than 8km. I’d MUCH prefer having an AK-630M2 IFV-mounted : range will be on par but at least you can also intercept incoming missiles, erial-bombs, Mortar/artillery shells and at 176 rounds per second with API shells, iy won’t take long to take out any MBT. If you want something decent against aircraft, the minimal is smth like Pantsir. You seem not to know US, definitively : Japs killed 2500 in Pearl-Harbour. Have… Read more »

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lawmann josto
2017-06-05 19:04

i hope this rats gets what is coming to them

Floriangeyer
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Floriangeyer
2017-06-05 19:56

R.I.P. to another hero of Syria and civilisation.

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coyotl
2017-06-05 20:30

Losses happens but why use this old plane that has to go low against an enemy that they had to know would get modern MANPADS ??
This seems to imply that Russia has withdrawn its support in the area and the project of recovering al Tanf.
But still other planes should be available, like Su 22 or 24.

Daeshbags Sux
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2017-06-07 09:14
Reply to  coyotl

You don’t need M-PADS to down an aircraft. Actually, if a Mig-21 does CAS and so is flying very low/slow, an AK-47 ‘hay’ with guys on the ground shooting vertically has already shot strike aircraft like Su-22 or Jaguar so a Mig-21, well, a single bullet in the engine and it’ll go down! Nevertheless, due to the age of such an old cow, you’re much more likely to die in a mechanical failure! Seeing how the poor pilot remains are stuck in the airframe parts, it’s much more likely that the aircraft stalled at low altitude and it ended in… Read more »

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2017-06-05 21:28

It is obvious that this pilot was shot and buthchered while coming down with the parachute. Ths is a war crime. I have said it and repeat it now wth more strength. The rule of engagement by the US invasion forces and proxies, including the so called SDF and YPG and FSA is now officially the Syrian Army and toppling the Syrian legtimate government and president not targetting ISIS. This is a declaration of war by the US on a sovereign nation and a blatant breach of Syrian sovereignty and territorial integrity. Russia should respond to force with force using… Read more »

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2017-06-05 22:36

twitter says: was MIG 23 and cause tech fault

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Daeshbags Sux
2017-06-07 09:06
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More than likely to be the truth, although it was visibly a Mig-21 : these old cows are about 50 years old and weren’t conceived AT ALL for low altitude close air support. Moreover, some really are laughable in their comments. You don’t need a ManPADS to down an airplane. Actually, a single Russian auto-cannon system, the ZSU-23-4 Shilka, has shot down more aircraft thant all the cumulated SAMs/M-PADS and other AA-guns alone!!! Moreover, all the double ZU-23-2 you see mounted on technicals are AA-guns and if you do a low/slow pass with a Mig-21, you’re absolutely in the range… Read more »