Islamist militants positioned in the East Qalamoun mountains have reportedly shot down a fighter jet for the Syrian Air Force.
Footage published by pro-rebel accounts on social media shows a Syrian SU-24 attack aircraft being shot down by anti-aircraft machineguns.
The destiny of the pilot is not yet known, but reports had it that the jet fell on Syrian Army-controlled territories.
A rebel alliance called Jaysh Tahrir al-Sham declared a fresh offensive against the Syrian Army in the besieged East Qalamoun pocket.
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